Clean air is becoming scarcer as cities densify; over 80% of urbanites are exposed to air quality levels in excess of WHO limits. With city-dwellers worldwide seeking protection from particulates, face masks have become a common sight – and Airinum is adding a touch of style to this accessory.
China’s 474 million-strong consuming class is starting to wonder whether the price they’ve paid for prosperity is worth it, if money can’t safeguard health. Too severe to be ignored, environmental concerns in China are finally beginning to trump economic ones.
Between busy commutes, noise pollution and a lack of greenery, it’s no wonder that city-dwellers are 21% more likely to experience anxiety than country folk. Happy City is an initiative that advises decision makers on thinking that could lead to better urban planning – and happier urbanites.
With media and researchers exposing the chemical nasties found in everyday products – from air fresheners to washing powders – consumers across the world are facing up to a hidden health crisis. With indoor pollutant levels two to five times higher than outdoor, is it time our homes had a detox?
India may be home to some of the world’s most polluted cities, but it's Aussies that are the most worried about how all that smog is affecting their skin. Nearly 10% of beauty products launched Down Under in 2016 have carried an anti-pollution claim, making it the biggest market in the world.