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The Air Pollution Legacy: Lost Lives, Ill Health & Lack of Air Purifier Industry Standards in India

Girish Bapat, Director, South & West Asia, Blueair
Thursday, February 2, 2017
Girish Bapat, Director, South & West Asia, Blueair
Headquartered in Stockholm, Blueair is a global leader in offering top quality indoor air purification solutions that are energy efficient and help people breathe cleaner air and have a healthier life.

Air pollution is both a local and a global problem on a gargantuan scale. WHO says that over nine out of 10 people live in places with poor air quality and the organization links exposure to outdoor air pollution to over three million deaths a year, a figure predicted to double by 2050. The unavoidable reality is that those of us living in most of the world's major cities are breathing air so polluted that it claims more lives than malaria and HIV/AIDS combined, and is leaving a terrible health legacy for our children.

Air pollution plays a role in many of the major health challenges of our day and linked to cancer, asthma, stroke, heart disease, diabetes, obesity, and dementia. The damage from air pollution occurs across a lifetime, from a baby's first weeks in the womb all the way through to the years of older age, harming the heart, brain, and immunity, and effecting growth, intelligence, and development of the brain and coordination.

But what are the solutions? Is there technology available now to help us?

Indoor Air Pollution & Air Purifiers


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