An ongoing endeavor that needs to be addressed worldwide with a direct effect on public health is air quality. In the United States alone, it is estimated that 9,000 people die yearly due to smog inhalation. In order to mitigate such an environmental issue, a new roofing innovation was introduced with the ability to fight air-pollution and gas emissions. It contains an embedded catalyst that can cause the destruction of organic dirt coming in contact with the material; this state-of-the-art technology is called smog-eating concrete tiles.
The effects of air quality are so tremendous that local governments, states, scientists and environmental advocates alike are using and researching diverse methods of reducing pollution. These effects could either be short or long-term, dependent upon the total amount of exposure to fine particulates and chemicals.
Short-term effects include eye irritation, nasal sensitivity, throat itchiness and upper respiratory infections; however, the disease process of people suffering from asthma and emphysema could be exacerbated. Long-term effects include lung cancer, heart disease, and damage to other vital organs. Those who are very young and very old are at high risk and quite vulnerable to various diseases instigated by air pollution.
Medical conditions that originate from breathing in smog can be very costly and affect healthcare costs, costing billions of dollars annually.
Since smog is so detrimental to human health, the latest breakthrough in roofing technology has created a unique type of material that can consume and neutralize nitrogen oxide that comes from vehicles. It is reported that these type of tiles contain a catalyst called titanium dioxide, which has the capacity to crack up and separate the compound nitrogen oxide with the help of the sun, into its basic form – oxygen and nitrates.
The introduction of this solution is intended to transform toxic substances into an organic compound that is harmless and beneficial to the environment. Indeed, this new line of roofing tiles hastens the oxidation process, reducing emissions to improve air quality and eliminating smog-pollutants.
In addition, it is believed that this product can clean the surrounding air and mitigate air quality up to an average of 10,800 miles of smog annually and prevent algae and mold growth. This is truly an essential solution to pollutants that cause potential health problems.
The following are the actual benefits of this latest smog-fighting tile:
- Able to be installed on both residential and commercial buildings.
- Eliminates or lessens the seriousness of pollution.
- Natural and 100% recyclable.
- Provides energy savings by reflecting ultraviolet rays.
- Reduces environmental footprints.
Quite a number of manufacturers are discovering green and sustainable building options and flooding the market with products that are ecologically-friendly. New products have the potential to eliminate pollution and eradicate emissions from the environment to make it more livable. These new smog-eating concrete tiles are still subject to experimental tests, so it is not yet known if they are really effective in clearing out pollutants. With continuous research and testing regarding this material’s impact on air quality, production of greener options should be enhanced through creativity and innovation. So consider cleaning the surrounding air from pollution with new roofing tiles!
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