99% of Our World is Exposed to Polluted Air

Global estimates reveal that 99% of the population is exposed to polluted air causing an estimated 7 million premature deaths each year. Consequently, air pollution is considered the largest environmental risk to global public health. Children, women and the elderly are particularly vulnerable to air pollution with links to illnesses such as dementia, diabetes, COVID-19, cardio-vascular and neurological diseases. The COVID-19 pandemic increased focus on the issue of air pollution with data suggesting that air pollution could be putting people at further risk of infection.

Transportation, more specifically vehicle emission is one of the leading causes of air pollution. When vehicles burn gasoline they emit carbon monoxide, hydrocarbons, nitrogen oxide, and particulate matter, which pollutes air, contributes to smog, triggers various health issues and harms the ozone layer.

Vehicle exhaust emissions play a major role in air pollution especially in developing regions such as South Asia. Therefore, minimizing vehicle emission is an integral part of the battle against air pollution. LAUGFS Eco Sri believes technology to be the linchpin in minimizing air pollution through managing vehicle emission thus all centers are equipped with European Class Zero emission testing equipment to offer motorists a high standard of service. Consistent success rate is a silent testament to the timely and effective services provided throughout the country.

As a pioneering vehicle emission testing entity in Sri Lanka, LAUGFS Eco Sri has played a vital role in improving air quality in the country since 2008. The Company’s on-going Vehicle Emission Testing (VET) project contributes in minimizing vehicle exhaust emissions through ensuring that the emissions remain within acceptable standards. First initiated with just 19 testing centers within Western province, The Company now cover the entire country with over 238 customer touch-points, providing easy access to motorists. LAUGFS Eco Sri consistently ensures accuracy, reliability and efficiency in vehicle emission testing with the use of state-of-the-art equipment imported from Italy.

The International Day of Clean Air for Blue Skies is an opportune moment to discuss the complexities of the air pollution challenge, and lay the foundation for a greener, more inclusive and sustainable way of life. As the world prepares to emerge from the pandemic, currently implemented strategies need to be revisited to consider implementation of inventive ways in which to aspire for cleaner air. As a Sri Lankan Company with its eyes set on contributing to reducing air pollution, LAUGFS Eco Sri Ltd is committed to expanding its scope and nurturing stronger ties with customers in order to become a key stakeholder in the battle against air pollution.

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