World Car Free Day. Did you take any action in 2019?

World Car Free Day which is celebrated on 22 September initially was caused by oil crisis and now it is one of the ways to draw people’s attention to air pollution problem. It is also to promote active and healthy way of life by walking or cycling instead of driving.  Moreover studies showed that for short trips in cities, one can reach more quickly using a bicycle rather than using a car.  


More about World Car Free Days read here 

How does one car affect the air?

An average car annually emits more than 100 kg of carbon monoxide, more than 20 kg of nitrogen oxides, about 20 kg of hydrocarbons, up to 10 kg of benzpyrene, more than 1 kg of solid particles and other harmful substances, including lead (plumbum). It is easy to check at if to see Air Quality Indicator in your city during traffic jams and compare these numbers with those at night.

How does polluted air affect our health? 

Carbon monoxide (CO) 

Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless, toxic yet non-irritating gas. It is a product of combustion of fuel such as natural gas, coal or wood. Vehicular exhaust contributes to the majority of carbon monoxide let into our atmosphere. It creates a smog type formation in the air that has been linked to many lung diseases and disruptions to the natural environment and animals. 

Nitrogen oxides (NOx)

Nitrogen oxides, particularly nitrogen dioxide, are expelled from high temperature combustion. They can be seen as a brown haze dome above or a plume downwind of cities. Nitrogen dioxide is a chemical compound with the formula NO2. It is one of several nitrogen oxides. One of the most prominent air pollutants, this reddish-brown toxic gas has a characteristic sharp, biting odor. It is very harmful for health. 

Particles, alternatively referred to as particulate matter (PM) 

Increased levels of fine particles in the air are linked to health hazards such as heart disease, altered lung function and lung cancer. Particulates are related to respiratory infections and can be particularly harmful to those already suffering from conditions like asthma.

Lead – Pb (from the Latin plumbum)

Lead is a heavy metal and chemical element which toxicity was recognized in the late 19th century. It damages the nervous system and interferes with the function of biological enzymes, causing neurological disorders, such as brain damage and behavioral problems.


How to get protected from the polluted air?

– take part in World Car Free Days and encourage your kids, friends and neighbours to do the same!

– take part in World Environment Days

– think of nature each time when you buy products and get rid of waste

– think of nature when construct a new building (use more green technologies!)

– think of nature when produce new products (use only eco friendly materials and package) 

– think of nature each time when using water, electricity and gas 


How can OKFIL help to breathe non polluted air indoors?

At OKFIL, we want to do everything we can to ensure that people breathe clean air. The air outside can be highly polluted, especially in big cities with heavy traffic. It’s time to stop breathing vehicle exhaust and street dust. This is very harmful, especially for pregnant women and little kids. We have created a simple and technological device for filtering street air – OKFIL Window Filter. We call it ECO-ventilation because OKFIL Window Filters protect you both from air and noise pollution and do not consume electricity. 

OKFIL Company creates and makes production of the innovative valves for positive ventilation with air purification and noise insulation. Mission of the Company – clean air in every house! OKFIL Window Filter provides permanent ventilation of the room with closed windows, thus protecting it from dust, air pollutants, noise and draft.


OKFIL Window Filters can work at the temperature from -55 ° С without any freezing and up to +60 ° С. 

For the moment almost 100 000 Window Filters have been installed in 78 cities of 11 countries.

We are looking for business partners all over the world. If you are dealing with construction, ventilation or windows business take some minutes and learn more about OKFIL technology and how to get more profit from your business at our website