Read the original article on pages 50-51 of the Winter Spring 2021-2022 issue of Women in Trade Magazine here.
KB-Resource caught up with Poppy and she agreed to be interviewed. Poppy Szkiler is the founder and CEO of Quiet Mark, a third-generation family business. The global certification program campaign (founded in 2011) is associated to the UK Noise Abatement Society (NAS) charitable foundation, which was founded by Poppy’s grandfather, John Connell OBE in 1959 and led today by her mother Gloria Connell OBE. Today, her company is conducting expert acoustic testing and verification of products, and over the past 10 years has driven change in manufacturing worldwide to prioritize noise reduction within the design of everyday machines, appliances, technologies and house build materials, creating the first one-stop platform for third party approved noise reduction solutions for every living space to health and well-being.
Over half of UK adults would like a quieter home, Quiet Mark has revealed in its National Noise Report.
With a blaze of Autumn glory and the arrival of colder weather, comes the shutting of windows and doors, the switching on of the central heating and more time spent indoors. We spend around 90% of our time indoors, yet indoor air can be up to five times more polluted than outside. Indoor air is made up of a concoction of particles including dust, mould, smoke, bacteria, viruses, VOCs and pet dander. Other indoor activities, such as cooking and cleaning with chemicals, contribute to poor indoor air quality along with outdoor pollution from transport that makes its ways inside. This causes a build-up of pollutants indoors, taking much longer to disperse than outdoor air pollution due to poor ventilation.
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Over half (57%) of Brits would like a quieter home, Quiet Mark has revealed in its National Noise Report. The independent global certification programme associated with the Noise Abatement Society charity has surveyed 2,000 UK adults, looking into attitudes towards noise in their home and work lives.