Riverdale, NJ / March 6, 2019/ -- As the problem of air pollution continues to raise concerns about its effect on public health, driving demand for home air filters and other air pollution solutions, the World Health Organization (WHO) recently took action by convening the first WHO Global Conference on Air Pollution and Health under the theme, “Improving Air Quality, Combating Climate Change: Saving Lives.”
Impact of the WHO Conference on Air Pollution and Health on Home Air Filters
The World Health Organization (WHO) conference, held on October 30 to November, saw participants agreeing to reduce the number of premature deaths caused by air pollution by at least two-thirds by 2030. If successful, the initiative would crack down on concentrations of particulate matter—by far the most dangerous type of airborne pollutant in the atmosphere.
“Long-term exposure to ultrafine particles can induce respiratory and cardiovascular disease,” explains Camfil USA’s Charlie Seyffer, Manager of Marketing & Technical Materials for commercial air filters and 37-year ASHRAE member and active committee participant. “It increases the mortality rates for people living in highly polluted urban areas.”
Need for Action to Improve Outdoor and Indoor Air Quality Acknowledged
Participants in the conference included ministers of health and environment from multiple countries, as well as national government representatives, health professionals, researchers, and members of sectors such as transport, energy, academia, and civil society. They acknowledged the urgent need to ramp up the international response to prevent diseases and deaths caused by poor outdoor and indoor air quality, which, according to statistics, claims up to seven million lives a year.
But how will these goals affect the home air filters and air filtration systems across the world?
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