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, Volume 21, Supplement 1, pp 30–33 | Cite as

Keeping pollen out

  • David Keerl
75 years of MANN+HUMMEL Filter Media
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Modern cabin filters offer a high level of comfort and occupant protection. With MANN+HUMMEL’s innovative biofunctional coating, natural polyphenols and a biostatic product combine to provide additional anti-allergen and anti-microbial protection, inactivating and inhibiting more than 95 % of health-relevant allergens and germs respectively.

According to the World Health Organization, allergies are now the fourth most common chronic illnesses worldwide [1]. They are also exacerbated by various particulate matter and harmful gases in the air, which are at their highest levels in larger cities and industrial locations. In general, it is clear that the proportion of people who suffer from allergies is particularly high in populous, highly industrialized regions. Thus in South Korea, 59 % of the population are treated for allergy symptoms, in Japan that figure is 44 %, in the USA 28 % and in Europe 20 %. In Germany, 35 to 40 % of residents suffer from allergy-related illnesses, whereby 86...

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Diesel Polyphenol Diesel Soot Natural Polyphenol Vehicle Occupant 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • David Keerl
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  1. 1.MANN+HUMMEL Innenraumfilter GmbH & Co KGHimmelkronGermany

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