HEALTHY AIR FOR ALL

WE BRING NATURE BACK TO THE CITY

Air pollution is one of the biggest urban environmental problems and has serious implications for human health. According to the World Health Organization, over 91% of people in cities breathe polluted air with levels above recommended limits¹. Polluted air, and especially the fine dust it contains, attacks all human organs, leading to everything from heart and lung problems to dementia, cancer and skin diseases. According to the European Environment Agency, 400,000 people die prematurely each year in Europe as a result of polluted air², and more than 8 million³ worldwide.

At Green City Solutions, we want to tackle these environmental problems head-on and make a positive contribution to sustainable, healthy urban development.

With this goal in mind, we have developed the world’s first Bio-tech filter to quantifiably better air quality.

Fine dust in detail

Tiny particles - comparisson fine dust size

Source: Micronairblue

Urban

air pollution

Example Munich

13
micrograms

per cubic meter is the average concentration of particulate matter (PM2.5) in Munich.

215
cigarettes

is the average number of cigarettes smoked by a person in Munich each year.

Health impact

Depending on the particle size, fine dust penetrates the body to different depths. Regular exposure to fine dust causes the tiny particles to accumulate in the body over the years and can trigger a range of diseases. The most common health consequences include lung and cardiovascular diseases.

Polluted air - impact on health

Source: Micronairblue, Federal Environmental Agency

Fine dust producer

Where does the urban fine dust come from?

The Federal Environment Agency estimates that nearly half of the fine dust pollution in inner-city areas is attributable to traffic.

THE SOULTION

Our solution is a natural one

Moss has the natural property to bind and metabolize fine dust. In addition, mosses cool the ambient air by evaporating water on their enormously large leaf surface. These capabilities can be optimally used to locally improve air quality and make moss a sustainable regenerative fine dust filter with a cooling effect.

the solution