According to the World Health Organization, around 47,000 people in Germany die each year because of fine dust. Air pollution caused by fine dust is particularly high in urban areas. The fine dust alarm in Stuttgart has become well known throughout Germany. In fact, due to high air pollution, many cities around the world have introduced fine dust alarms.
Cities sound the alarm due to high fine dust emissions
This is because fine dust is harmful to human health. That is especially true with regard to the smallest particles (PM2.5), which can penetrate deep into the lungs and trigger illnesses. The largest source of fine dust in cities are traffic, households with furnaces, and industrial processes.
MANN+HUMMEL has been a filtration expert for over 77 years. Our R&D engineers continue to develop new methods to remove contaminants from air and liquids. Last year, we started specifically addressing the subject of fine dust in cities with the Fine Dust Eater project. Using fine dust filters at locations where there is a particularly high level of air pollution, or using fine dust filters for vehicles, we want to make a contribution towards achieving cleaner air. This is valid for the fine dust alarm in Stuttgart and also for other cities throughout the world.