Air pollution is responsible for 1 in 9 deaths and is the single largest environmental health crisis we face, according to the WHO. The concentration of particulate matter (PM) in the air is often used as a measurement of air quality. PM refers to small particles suspended in the air and the size of the particles determines how far they can travel into the respiratory system. Particles with a diameter of 10µm or less (PM10) can penetrate deep inside the lungs, whereas fine particles with a diameter of 2.5µm or less (PM2.5) can go even further into the blood stream and spread to other organs. Long-term exposure to PM can result in significant damage to your health.

Yes! The Urban Air Mask is KN95 certified and filters out more than 95% of particles down to 0.3μm in size. As such, our mask is highly effective at protecting against PM10, PM2.5, and even smaller particles.


Bacteria gets into the air easily; when someone sneezes or coughs, tiny water or mucous droplets filled with bacteria scatter into the air, causing disease and/or making a condition worse. Whether you are traveling by air, train, bicycle, or simply walking, you are exposed to various types of bacteria in the air.

Yes! With filter efficiency of more than 95% for particles 0,3 μm in size, the Urban Air Mask provides highly effective protection from airborne contaminants and reduces exposure to bacteria, which are commonly 0.3μm – 60μm in size.
Note that the Urban Air Mask is not certified for clinical environments, such as hospitals or allied health clinics, and wearing the mask cannot fully remove risk of infection, as this will depend on other factors including fit and application.


Pollen is a fine powder that is transported between plants by the wind. The spread of pollen often means misery for seasonal allergy sufferers since the pollen powder tends to get everywhere. Animal allergens can also easily be spread from one environment to another, both in the air and through direct contact with animals.

Yes! Normal pollen particles entering the respiratory system are about 10 – 1000 μm in size and animal allergens are normally about 5 – 10 μm in size. The Urban Air Mask can protect you well from both, having filter efficiency of more than 95% at 0.3 μm particle size.

Health Benefits


The quality of the air we breathe affects our bodies in numerous ways. Cleaning the air can provide you with the following important health benefits:

• Decreased allergies and asthma symptoms
• Improved health & longer life span
• Cleaner lungs
• Improved digestion
• Improved mental health & mood