Air pollution is a global public health risk, with major organizations including the EPA, CDC, and WHO working towards mitigating the harmful effects of air pollution. Concerns about air pollution-related deaths were raised at the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26), but the dangers of air pollution are pertinent even with the United States. Approximately 40% of Americans live in areas with levels of pollution that exceed the WHO guidelines.
While most people are aware of the effects of air pollution on human lungs, you may not be aware of how air pollution affects other parts of your body, including your brain, heart, kidneys, and liver.
In a new web resource, air filtration experts from Camfil explain the effects of various airborne pollutants on the vital organs. Camfil is a global leader in research, engineering, and manufacturing in the air filtration industry, and they are committed to the principle that breathing clean air is a human right.
“The exact effects of exposure to air pollution depend on the composition of the pollution itself, as well as the duration and intensity of the exposure. For example, long-term exposure to polluted air from living in a city will have different effects on different parts of the human body than short-term exposure to intense smog, wildfire smoke, or other abnormally high concentrations of pollution in one area,” says Mark Davidson, a Camfil air filtration expert.
The resource explains the effects of air pollution on different parts of the body, including:
Effects of air pollution on the lungs and respiratory system
Effects of air pollution on the heart and cardiovascular system
Effects of air pollution on the brain and nervous system
Effects of air pollution on the kidneys and urinary system
Effects of air pollution on the liver and digestive system
About Camfil Clean Air Solutions
For more than half a century, Camfil has been helping people breathe cleaner air. As a leading manufacturer of premium clean air solutions, we provide commercial and industrial systems for air filtration and air pollution control that improve worker and equipment productivity, minimize energy use, and benefit human health and the environment. We firmly believe that the best solutions for our customers are the best solutions for our planet, too. That’s why every step of the way – from design to delivery and across the product life cycle – we consider the impact of what we do on people and on the world around us. Through a fresh approach to problem-solving, innovative design, precise process control, and a strong customer focus we aim to conserve more, use less and find better ways – so we can all breathe easier.
The Camfil Group is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, and has 33 manufacturing sites, six R&D centers, local sales offices in 30 countries, and about 4,800 employees and growing. We proudly serve and support customers in a wide variety of industries and communities across the world. To discover how Camfil USA can help you to protect people, processes and the environment, visit us at www.camfil.us/
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