10 ways to beat air pollution: how effective are they?

kade rechteroever

From particle-zapping bus stops to compact ‘smart’ air filters, we examine the methods that tackle the symptoms of air pollution


Tackling the causes of air pollution has been on of the themes of our special focus this week, The Air We Breathe.

But in the short term, what about the symptoms? We examined some of the most common solutions to see if the claims they make are anything more than hot air.

Face masks, the humble extractor fan, personal air purifiers, in-car filter systems, bus shelter pollution zappers, clean buildings, more trees, green walls, domestic air quality monitors, responsible burning?

Guardian Cities is dedicating a week to investigating one of the worst preventable causes of death around the world: air pollution. Explore our coverage at The Air We Breathe and follow Guardian Cities on Twitter and Facebook to join the discussion

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The Guardian 15-02-2017