Last updated on 01/09/2023


With 2.7 million Australians affected by asthma in Australia1, Rentokil Initial has launched a new partnership with Asthma Australia to educate Aussies on the benefits of indoor air quality in reducing asthma and allergy symptoms 

Rentokil Initial’s InspireAir 72 air purification device is included in the two Asthma Week Healthy Homes Prize Packs up for grabs, specifying an ability to remove more than 99.9% of fine particles in the air.

1 September 2023 – Rentokil Initial has partnered with Asthma Australia to help launch the Asthma Week 2023 campaign and educate Australians on the importance of indoor air quality in homes.  

Asthma Week 2023, which is held from September 1 – 7, aims to highlight the critical role our home plays in our health, especially for the 2.7 million Australians affected by asthma. 

To encourage Australians to take easy steps towards a healthy home environment, Asthma Australia recommends people with asthma or allergies consider an air purifier with a HEPA filter to help remove indoor air pollution and allergens.  

Managing Director Pacific Rentokil Initial, Andrew Stone says with one-third of asthmatics finding their symptoms are worse at home, there’s an obvious need for additional measures to improve the air we breathe.  

“The reality is that most of us spend the majority of our time indoors, especially during the cooler months, but unfortunately the air quality inside is often much worse than it is outside,” Mr Stone said. 

“We know how effective our devices are at removing toxins from indoor air, whether that’s smoke, COVID-19, mould or a host of other airborne pathogens, and our mission is to educate Australians on the importance of air quality in the home and how this can be achieved by easy steps, such as incorporating an air purification device.”  

Rentokil Initial’s InspireAir 72 air purification device, fitted with a HEPA filter, is equipped in removing commonly found indoor irritants like mould, dust mites, pet dander and cooking emissions. 

CEO of Asthma Australia Michele Goldman says Australia has one of the highest rates of asthma in the developed world and Asthma Week raises awareness of the huge impact it has on our community. 

“We’re proud to partner with Rentokil Initial and include their products in our Asthma Week competition. Many people with asthma rely on air purifiers with HEPA filters to keep their indoor air safe and clean from pollutants that might trigger an asthma attack. Things like pollen, bushfire smoke, cooking emissions, mould, and dust can trigger inflammation in our airways,” Ms Goldman said.   

To celebrate Asthma Week, Asthma Australia is running a consumer competition to encourage Australians to take notice of the impact indoor air quality has in the home. Applicants can go in the draw to win 1 of 2 healthy home appliance and product packs worth over $10,000, including two Rentokil Initial InspireAir 72 devices for the winner’s homes.  

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For further information or to arrange an interview, please contact:   

Chloe Fox or Alex Durward 

DEC PR for Rentokil Initial 

0431 342 569 or 0401 947 074

About Rentokil Initial:   

Rentokil Initial is one of the largest business services companies in the world, operating in over 80 countries and providing services that protect people and enhance lives. Rentokil is the world’s leading commercial pest control services provider, Initial is the world’s leading commercial hygiene services provider, and its Ambius business is the world’s leading provider of plants and scenting.   

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