Jakarta’s Air is Unhealthy
In our city of Jakarta, the levels of PM2.5 measured in April 2018 were around 7 times higher than what WHO recommends.
If in doubt, step barefoot onto a balcony or patio most mornings in the city, then look at the layer of black particulate matter on the soles of your feet. Washing your feet is easy; washing your lungs is quite another matter.
[Air Pollution Animation Video by VERDE TWO Monteverde Tower]
TheJakartaPost.com reported that more than 90 percent of the global population is breathing in high levels of pollutants. WHO’s study, which examined health-hazardous levels of both outdoor and household air pollution, found that “around seven million people die every year from exposure to fine particles in the polluted air”. The data focused on a dangerous particulate matter with a diameter of between 2.5 and 10 micrometers (PM10), and particles with a diameter of fewer than 2.5 micrometers (PM2.5).
PM2.5 includes toxins like sulfate and black carbon, which pose the greatest health risks since they can penetrate deep into the lungs or cardiovascular system and cause diseases like strokes, heart disease, lung cancer and respiratory infections such as pneumonia.
We hope and we believe that advanced technology of High Indoor Air Quality at the upcoming VERDE TWO Monteverde Tower can demonstrate the role of private and new development in supporting a healthy lifestyle to its residents, as well as changing the way we treat ourselves and our surroundings to keep our air clean and fresh.
Find out more at www.verdetwo.com.