IKEA has developed curtains that will help clear the air of common air pollutants. Especially for those who live in cities, a lot of dust and dirt gets into houses from the streets, so an air purifier will soon become an essential in any household. Luckily for us, it doesn’t have to be an expensive machine; we can now purify the air with our curtains.
Air pollutants are becoming one of the most dangerous concerns for those who live in big cities. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 90% of people worldwide breathe polluted air, and this leads to millions of deaths annually. Without proper preventative measures, many can develop lung diseases or complications breathing.
Thanks to the innovation of employees at IKEA, the GUNRID curtain will be available to the public by next year. The product is treated with a mineral-based solution that breaks down pollutants when they come in contact with light. The process works similar to photosynthesis, so it’s activated by indoor and outdoor brightness. It requires no additional technology, so it’s an easy option to keep the air in the house clean. With the curtain out in the market, the company hopes to do its part in cleaning the polluted air and protecting its customers.
IKEA has been dedicated to developing technology and production methods that produce less pollutants. For years, the company has been reducing air pollution by halting the use of hazardous chemicals in their production processes and consciously reducing their factories’ emissions. Last year, IKEA released the “Better Air Now!” initiative that aimed to turn rice straw into a renewable raw material for their products.
With the release of products like the GUNRID curtain, us consumers have the option to make more sustainable and safer choices for the environment. Especially for those who live in big cities, an air-purifying curtain is a convenient way of protecting oneself from the dangers of air pollution. The best thing about the product is that it doesn’t require electricity, a lot of maintenance, or replacement parts. All you need to have cleaner air is to buy an aesthetically pleasing curtain for your home.