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The world around us becomes more polluted and overpopulated; vehicles continue to emit toxins into the atmosphere. The levels of air pollution we breathe are becoming more dangerous. Currently, 9 out of every 10 people breathe polluted air, which annually leads to 7 million deaths.
The problem of air pollution is one of the most serious global problems that humanity has encountered. The danger of atmospheric pollution is not only in the fact that harmful substances get into clean air but also in the Earth’s climate change caused by pollution.
Air pollution is difficult to avoid no matter how safe the area in which you live. Tiny air pollutants can pass through our body’s immune mechanisms, penetrating deep into the respiratory and circulatory systems and destroying our organs: brain, heart, lungs.
The absence of observable pollution does not mean that there is healthy air around. Throughout the world, villages, towns, and cities are exposed to the toxic effects of pollutants.
According to researchers at Cornell University, forty percent of the world's deaths are caused by the effects of air, water, and soil pollution. The main causes of deaths triggered by air pollution are cancer, congenital pathologies, disruption of the immune system of the human body.
That is why it is vitally important to improve air quality monitoring in all countries, especially in areas, where hospitals, schools, and workplaces are located. Using sensors and other new technologies, monitoring and forecasting the air quality can be extended to areas that do not currently receive proper maintenance.
In addition to creating innovative gadgets, people have begun to create clothes that help keep the air clean and usable.
The Bioscarf was created by the self-titled USA company and presented a possible alternative to the usual medical masks and respirators.
It looks like an ordinary warm scarf, and it copes with the task of preserving warmth. However, its main advantage is the ability to filter inhaled air.
In the multilayer structure of the scarf fabric, there are layers that act as a filter. According to the developers, they retain up to 99.75% of pollutants and microorganisms.
The bio-scarf protects the wearer from smog, pollen from plants, bacteria, and ultrafine particles.
The Bioscarf can be used instead of medical masks to protect the body from air pollution, and during an epidemic of influenza and SARS - against infections. Thanks to the built-in air filter, the Bioscarf purifies the air from atmospheric pollution, allergens, flu, tuberculosis, and pneumonia pathogens. It can be used not only by patients with respiratory problems but also by healthy people. The Bioscarf is a perfect clothing piece for people who bicycle, work around trucks, often travels by airplanes or buses, or just live in a smoggy area. These days it is effective protection from the COVID-19 virus as well.
“Climate change and the deterioration of air quality in large cities, viruses, and infections pose us with new threats. Traditional garments do not protect our bodies from these risks. That's why we created the G95 - the first garment with a built-in filtration system, ”says the Bioscarf development company.
This company is guided by the principles of sustainability in their work and developed the world's 1st sustainable single-use masks. It contributed to climate change reduction by producing gears from hemp and recycled plastic bottles.
If you are concerned about air quality and air pollution and want to make sure that you and your family are protected visit the company’s site and explore their newest developments.
“Anyone who is seeking a fashionable and functional scarf to protect themselves–or loved ones, and is interested in helping to turn the tide on sicknesses around the world, should give the Bioscarf a try”. Hazel Solle