New WHO guidelines on air quality

Article by Democracy Partner Nordfab Ducting / Nederman

Since the WHO’s most recent global update in 2005, there has been a notable increase in the evidence showing how air pollution impacts people’s health. Data shows that nearly all of the global population (99%) is breathing air that exceeds the WHO Air Quality Guidelines, with low-income countries being worst affected. For this reason, and after a systematic review of the collective evidence, the WHO halved its guideline limits on air pollution in its latest report on air quality, which was presented in the autumn of 2021. Today, the WHO regards air pollution as one of the largest environmental threats to people’s health, alongside climate change. At the same time, these two aspects are connected. The improvement of air quality mitigates climate change, and recued emissions of greenhouse gases lead to better air quality.

The clean air company

It is becoming increasingly apparent to people that clean air is not something that we can take for granted. Some of the most hazardous air pollution on people’s health are those that are not visible or noticeable, particles so small that they can easily enter the bloodstream and lungs, with the risk of serious consequences for the people affected.

Nederman is striving for a sustainable future in several ways. At the end of 2021, the Nederman Sustainability Fund was launched, which will contribute to even more sustainability-focused investments in the group. At Nederman we all participate in the effort to shape the future for clean air. What we offer, sustainable solutions for clean and safe air in industrial environments, is becoming increasingly important for growing numbers of customers and industries across the globe.

The fight for clean air

As a leading environmental technology company in industrial air filtration, Nederman develops products, solutions and a range of services that protect people, planet and production from the harmful effects of industrial processes. We are always looking for talented employees who are driven to find new and sustainable solutions. Do you want to be part of our journey to shape the future for clean air? Contact us at for more information.