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Keeping Dust Down in Delhi

Growing populations in Delhi have lead to an increase in air pollution from transportation, construction, wood burning and power generation. Shocking figures from the World Health Organization (WHO) illustrate how deadly levels of pollution are creating a health emergency for Delhi and its surrounding areas.

Growing populations in Delhi have lead to an increase in air pollution from transportation, construction, wood burning and power generation.

The WHO estimates that more than 600,000 people die each year as a result of air pollution in India alone. To combat this statistic, important steps need to be taken to reverse the damage.

Dust Control: The Necessary Solution

A study by the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur found that 56 percent of Delhi’s air pollution of particulates below 10 microns is caused by road dust. Fugitive dust spread by vehicle traffic on dirt roads pollutes the air and causes dangerous diseases including pneumonia, asthma and dementia.

Proposed dust control solutions such as constructing sloped roads, paving sidewalks, planting grass on medians and road vacuuming take time and only solve part of the problem.

Soilworks Has A Solution

Soilworks’ proven dust control and soil stabilization products provide effective dust control management for daily transportation needs and can help combat the toxic haze that is engulfing Delhi. 

In order to create safe, durable and dust-free roads, Soilworks created Soiltac, a revolutionary copolymer product that serves to control dust and erosion and stabilize soil on roads.

Soiltac is an innovative product that is designed for today’s most challenging soil stabilization and dust control needs. This revolutionary product is completely eco-safe, biodegradable, water resistant, ultraviolet-ray resistant, non-flammable and safe for humans, animals, vegetation and marine life.

When Soiltac is applied to a surface, the copolymer molecules join to form a bond between the soil or aggregate particles. After application, Soiltac creates a flexible-yet-solid mass that is durable and water-resistant. Once Soiltac has cured, the copolymer product becomes completely transparent and leaves the landscape seemingly untouched.

For more information about how Soiltac can help you, visit www.soilworks.com/ and /products-and-services/soiltac.aspx.

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Source: http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-news-india/delhis-air-the-diagnosis-and-the-prescription-road-dust-is-culprit-no-1-vehicles-no-2-for-pm2-5/.