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92% of population affected by air pollution

Nine out of 10 people worldwide are exposed to polluted air, according to a report from the World Health Organisation (WHO).

The study found that 92% of the global population breathe air that is polluted beyond WHO limits, which is linked to conditions such as heart disease, lung cancer and strokes.

The report, which the WHO says is the most detailed it has carried out, is based on data from 2012 – the most recent available – and finds that one in nine deaths worldwide is linked to air pollution.

Helping to tackle global indoor air pollution is Gibbons Ultraviolet Solutions, which has a range of ultraviolet-C (UVC) light systems that remove contaminants from the air and surfaces within occupied spaces.

These innovative air and surface disinfection systems can be installed in buildings as varied as offices, schools, health facilities, restaurants and leisure centres to name just a few, enabling facilities managers to improve the health, wellbeing and productivity of occupants.

For a visual indication of the effectiveness of this technology, take a look at this image. The picture shows petri dish samples taken from the same air handling unit surface, before and after the installation of our CoilCare® system.  

CoilCare® applies UVC light to the cooling coil of an HVAC system air handling unit, destroying ‘biofilm’ – a slimy and potentially harmful accumulation bacteria, dust, mould and other contaminants.

If left untreated, such pollutants can be carried by the airstream and inhaled by building occupants. This greatly increases the risk of staff and visitors contracting infectious diseases, reducing productivity and increasing absenteeism.

For more information about the innovative CoilCare® system, and for details on Gibbons’ other ultraviolet solutions, call Colin Hardman on 07940 544206 or email

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