Air pollution is a major public health issue around the globe. 92% of the world population lives in areas where air pollution exceeds safe limits. Air pollution is responsible for 4.2 million deaths every year according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). Many have no choice but to proactively wear protective gear such as anti-pollution masks.
Children are the most exposed to such poor air quality, with 93% of the world’s children (1.8 billion children under the age of 15) breathing air that is so polluted it puts their health at serious risk. Tragically, WHO estimates that 600,000 children died from acute lower respiratory infections caused by polluted air in 2016.
Read The Guardian article about the effects of air pollution.
Follow the link below to see real-time air pollution levels around the world.
Air Quality Index Map
Lanaco’s Helix™ Filter Media is an effective filter solution that can be incorporated into different anti-pollution mask designs. Not only does Helix™ Filter Media provide a high level of protection from harmful particles, users will experience a much lower breathing resistance than most mask products making it far more comfortable. There are other added benefits of using Helix™ Filters too, making it a superior option compared to common thin synthetic filters.
Get in contact with us today to see how Helix™ Filter media can be added into your anti-pollution mask design.
Helix™ Filter Media has been scientifically developed and incorporated into face masks to efficiently remove airborne particles (such as PM2.5 related particles) whilst still offering supreme breathing comfort for users. The Helix™ Filter is made in New Zealand from high quality wool to enable superior filtration performance to maximize protection to users.