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3M Leads $2.7 Billion Pollution Masks Market in 2016

Rising health awareness, increasing deaths due to air pollution and strict rules and regulations imposed by various governments set to drive global pollution masks market through 2022

According to a recently released TechSci Research report, Global Pollution Masks Market By Type, By End User, By Sales Channel, By Filter Type, By Region, Market Forecast & Opportunities, 2022”, the global pollution masks market is projected to cross $4 billion by 2022. According to a WHO report, 23% of all estimated global deaths were linked to the environment in 2016. Moreover, according to the same report round 4.3 million deaths were recorded due to exposure to indoor smoke from cooking fuels, whereas, over 3 million deaths occurred due to exposure to fine particulate matter in the same year. Around 3 billion people continue to heat their homes and cook using open fires and simple stoves burning biomass (wood, animal dung and crop waste) and coal. These alarming figures coupled with increasing consumer awareness about indoor and outdoor pollution are augmenting demand for pollution masks, globally.

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3M, Honeywell International Inc., Kimberly Clark Corporation, Totobobo Masks and MSA are the leading players operating in the global pollution masks market. These companies are anticipated to continue dominating the market during the forecast period as well, owing to their wide distribution networks and innovative product portfolios. According to UNICEF, in 2016, around 2 billion children were living in areas with high toxic levels of outdoor air pollution, predominantly in South Asia, Africa and East Asia. Consequently, these regions are anticipated to generate significant demand during forecast period. Other supporting factors that are expected to pollution mask sales in these regions in the coming years include increasing health concerns, rising disposable income, expanding urban population and increasing awareness and penetration of pollution masks.

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