How Important is Air Quality?

Air pollution is responsible for 7 Mio. deaths worldwide per year according to new data from the World Health Organization.¹

Find out the most important factors of Air Quality in the Knowledge Center.

Fact

On average, an adult human being exhales 380kg of CO2 per year.

The Air Quality Index

The AQI reflects the quality of air by taking into account major polluting factors and ranking the result on a scale. These include ground-level ozone, particle pollution (also known as particulate matter), carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide and nitrogen dioxide. For each of these pollutants, the Environmental Protection Agency has established national air quality standards. The AQI gives you a good impression how polluted your air is, and what short-term health effects are associated with that.

Fact

On average, an adult human being exhales 380kg of CO2 per year.

The Air Quality Index

The AQI gives a good impression about air pollution of a specific location and associated health effects.

How does Carbon Dioxide Affect you?

What many of us first came across during chemistry class, has been attributed a negative connotation for years. Especially traffic has become the villain causing too much CO2 on our planet, oftentimes forgetting that it is naturally occurring substance within all of us. Let’s take a closer look at CO2, its causes and risks.

How does Carbon Dioxide Affect you?

How Harmful is Smog?

We all know the pictures of big cities like Beijing, Los Angeles or New Delhi immersed in thick smog. According to the WHO, 9 out of 10 people breathe polluted air, which is responsible for about 7 million premature deaths every year.[1] Let’s take a deeper look at the main sources, the dangers and risks of smog to your health and what you can do to shield yourself from unhealthy air.

How Harmful is Smog?

Are there any Effects resulting from Odor?

As a highly sensitive as well as subjective topic, odor affects everybody in a different way. What smells pleasant to one nose, can be an intolerability to another. When it comes to smells which are dangerous, however, everybody should be aware of their origin and how to avoid them.

Are there any Effects resulting from Odor?