IQAir photo exhibition reveals microscopic world of air pollution at
Green Week Conference 2013
BRUSSELS and GOLDACH, Switzerland, June 4, 2013 /CNW/ - Air quality expert IQAir (www.iqair.com) is partnering with the European Commission to help raise awareness of
air pollution during the Green Week Conference this week in Brussels. The focus of the conference is "Clean air for all." A photo exhibition
prepared for the conference features spectacular scanning electron
microscope (SEM) images of diesel soot, mold spores, pollen and other
particulates. The images, at a magnification of up to 100,000, are also
available at www.iqair.com/newsroom and set out to challenge the common perception that what you can't see
can't hurt you.
To view the images, click here.
Janez Potocnik, European Commissioner for the Environment, declared 2013 the "Year of
Air" in recognition of both the economic seriousness of air pollution
and its impact on humans. "Air pollution is a global challenge that
does not stop at country borders nor at front doors," says Potocnik.
"Lives are being cut short by air pollution, and chronic respiratory
disease makes life miserable for many across the continent," warns
Prof. Jacqueline McGlade, Executive Director of the European Environmental Agency (EEA).
This year's Green Week Conference theme, "Clean Air for All,'" inspired
IQAir, a Swiss-based clean-air technology expert, to help visualize the
invisible world of air pollution. IQAir worked with award winning
science photographer Stefan Diller to capture SEM images of microscopic air pollutants and allergens that
surround us and are in the nano- and micro-meter range.
"Improving the air we breathe is incredibly important. Air pollution
threatens the healthy development of our children and contributes to
serious diseases, including asthma and cancer," says Frank Hammes, CEO of IQAir. "Our goal for the past 50 years has been to provide
practical solutions that supplement the efforts by governmental and
non-government organizations to reduce our exposure to air pollutants.
We are glad to work with the European Commission to bring awareness to
About Green Week Conference:
Green Week Conference 2013 is the biggest annual conference on European
environmental policy and takes place June 4-7 at the Egg Conference Center in Brussels. Sponsored and organized by the European Commission, Green Week offers
a unique opportunity for debate and exchange between scientists,
regulators and non-governmental organizations involved in protecting
About the European Commission:
The European Commission (EC) is the executive body of the European Union
(EU), responsible for proposing legislation, implementing decisions,
upholding the Union's treaties and day-to-day running of the EU.
IQAir is a globally active clean-air technology expert with a focus on
practical methods to improve the air people breathe indoors. The
Swiss-based IQAir Group develops, manufactures and implements
innovative indoor air quality solutions for a wide range of
applications, including homes, offices, schools, hospitals and other
critical environments in more than 70 countries worldwide. IQAir is
celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2013.
Europe, Middle East and Africa, Asia:
Director Global Corporate Communications, IQAir AG
Cell: +41 788912168
Tel.: +41 (0)71 / 844 7007
Communications Specialist, IQAir North America, Inc.
Tel.: 562 903-7600 x1115
SOURCE: IQAir North America, Inc.
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