All across the globe, millions of people have occupations that involve spending all or a significant amount of their time driving, whether it be in cars, busses, or trucks. Often times, this demographic of people is overlooked in regards to the risk of air pollution.
Delivery workers, taxi and Uber drivers, specialists, any many more, account for the large variety of people who spend their time driving as their profession. They travel locally and nationally, spending countless hours on the road. Such long journeys make for the car to become a sort of home for these drivers, as it so familiar and comfortable to them. However, these are the people that are at some of the highest risk, as they spend a large majority of their time breathing in the air within their vehicles. For a bit of perspective, there are around 3.5 million truck drivers just in the United States. With this, according to Teletrac Navman, the demand for professional drivers is on the rise, expecting to rise about 5% between 2014 and 2024. Research shows that professional drivers are expected to drive an average of 2,000 to 3,000 miles per week. This paints a picture of just how much time these workers spend breathing in polluted air.
Professional drivers work in a range of different settings, from highways, populated city streets, back roads, and small towns. With this, they are exposed to varying levels of air pollution. As these workers are always on the move, many are most likely unaware of the risk they are at and when the risk is heightened. Being inside a vehicle for such a long time, the workplace begins to feel comfortable and safe. These driver’s are worried about road safety and completing their jobs, not the level of pollutants that are entering their system. Airbubbl is a product dedicated to assisting these workers in making their time spent inside a vehicle a safer and more productive space.
Our research shows that Airbubbl can aid in adding an addition 1.5 months to these drivers life expectancies. Additionally, our product can help drivers avoid up 920 passively smoked cigarettes worth of harm every year.
The benefits of Airbubbl for professional drivers is substantial, as it allows for the workers to focus on their jobs and stay more alert for a longer period of time. Over time, these professionals are at risk for heart disease, respiratory diseases, and cancer from breathing in polluted air and car emissions. As they dedicate their time, all employees should be safe and at low risk of these problems. Airbubbl can help do this, by filtering out 95% of gaseous ozone pollutants within just ten minutes. Companies and businesses have the opportunity to make work a safer experience for all of their employees!
NO2 over 10 times the legal limit within your car.