Air-purifying curtains to be launched in order to combat indoor air pollution

In a bid to fight indoor air pollution, a major brand is set to launch Gunrid, air purifying curtains. The curtains are coated with a mineral based surface which helps break down common pollutants.

Air pollution is one of the greatest environmental health risk in the recent years according to World Health Organization (WHO). 9 out of 10 people are at a risk of being exposed to health issues due to air pollution. The irony is that indoor air pollution is more deadly than even outdoor pollution, so home is actually one of the spaces where people are at a risk.

The surface of the curtain is treated with a photocatalyst mineral that causes air pollution to break down when light shines through it. The technology works in a similar way to photosynthesis.

“Besides enabling people to breathe better air at home, we hope that Gunrid will increase people’s awareness of indoor air pollution, inspiring behavioural changes that contribute to a world of clean air,” says Lena Pripp-Kovac, Head of Sustainability at Inter Ikea Group in an official statement.

The curtain will be launched in stores in the year 2020. The curtains are especially designed to reduce the acute problem of air pollution majorly in the cities where population is more concentrated.

The team will be working on using the technology other products and textiles post the launch of the curtains.

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