The world is urbanising and people are migrating to city centres for many reasons. We see this trend in statistics: more than 50 percent of the world’s population lives in cities today and the World Health Organisation (WHO) expects this proportion to increase in coming years.
This urbanisation trend is impacting the economic, social and political setup of countries and regions. Urban crowding is also affecting life at street level – the air we breathe. In many metropolises, concentrations of particulate matter and harmful gases are already higher than WHO’s recommended limits.
Vehicle emissions – especially the content of diesel exhaust – are very much the villain in this drama and we need to be more aware about the dangers of breathing everything from very fine particles (PM2.5) to harmful gases like nitrogen dioxide. Continue reading
4,300 people a year in London are dying prematurely as a result of air pollution.
Diesel emissions take much of the blame for stubbornly high concentrations of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) in recent years. London suffers the biggest cluster of pollutant limit breaches in the UK and the UK is subject to infraction action by the European Commission that could result in fines in the hundreds of millions
The Mayor and Transport for London (TfL) launched a public consultation last week on proposals to introduce the world’s first Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) in the capital by September 2020, to significantly improve air quality and in turn the health of Londoners.
The London Assembly’s Environment Committee will tomorrow assess the contribution of diesel emissions to London’s air pollution problems and explore the potential of modern engine technologies, as well as air quality regulations, to reduce these emissions. Continue reading
“Clean air is an essential ingredient”
Some production processes are so sensitive that the surrounding air and what it contains must be monitored and controlled. This is the case in industries like food and beverage and life science, where products need to be protected from undesirable particles. The choice of high-quality air filters then becomes a critical decision.
Our range of ProSafe air filters is designed to comply with strict industry demands for safety, traceability and control. Tested and developed according to precise specifications, ProSafe filters are manufactured with materials that will not contaminate delicate production processes.
The ProSafe series offers reliability for manufacturers that cannot afford to take chances. While life science industries require filters to be resistant against decontamination agents, food and beverage industries need components that are certified for food contact according to European standard EC1935:2004. Continue reading