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Air Pollution Mask Market Size, Share, Industry, Forecast and outlook (2023-2030)

Published: 2022 November 10
180 pages
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Anti-pollution Mask Market is segmented By Filter Type (N-Type, P-Type, R-Type), By Application (Personal, Industrial), and By Region (North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East, and Africa) – Share, Size, Outlook, and Opportunity Analysis,  2022-2029


Market Overview

[195 Pages Report] Global Air Pollution Mask Market is expected to grow at a high CAGR of 8% during the forecasting period (2022-2029).

A face mask is worn over the nose and mouth to prevent air pollution. The introduction of organisms, biological molecules, or other harmful substances into the atmosphere of Earth is called pollution, resulting in diseases, allergies, the death of humans, and damage to other living things like animals and food crops. Air pollution masks are designed with different sets of filters to remove the harmful pollutants entering the human body's respiratory system.

Growing pollution is one of the primary factors escalating the demand for air pollution masks globally. One of the major effects of air pollution is that it contributes to respiratory and cardiovascular issues. Furthermore, Маѕkѕ аrе соmmоnlу uѕеd іn іnduѕtrіаl аrеа, mіnіng, аnd humаn’ѕ dау tо dау lіfе. Many different types of masks are available on the market, such as anti-pollution, emergency, sports, etc. Rаріd іnduѕtrіаlіzаtіоn particularly in developing countries hаѕ саuѕеd grоwth іn аіr роllutіоn whісh hеlрѕ tо grоw mаѕk mаrkеt.

Air Pollution Mask Market Scope



Market CAGR


Segments Covered

By Filter, By Application, and By Region

Report Insights Covered

Competitive Landscape Analysis, Company Profile Analysis, Market Size, Share, Growth, Demand, Recent Developments, Mergers and acquisitions, New Product Launches, Growth Strategies, Revenue Analysis, and Other key insights.

Fastest Growing Region

Asia Pacific

Largest Market Share 

North America

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Market Dynamics

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Tremendous rising respiratory illness globally has boosted the demand for air pollution masks

Air pollution's impact on human health continues to be a global issue. The impacts of air pollution exposure on human health are numerous and severe. Globally, the combined impacts of household and ambient air pollution were responsible for seven million fatalities. According to WHO 2021 report, 262 million people have asthma, a common disease among children. Nearly 90% of COPD deaths in those under 70 years of age occur in low- and middle-income countries and over 3 million people die every year from COPD, an estimated 6% of all deaths worldwide

People with chronic respiratory conditions, including asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), are particularly susceptible to the negative effects of air pollution. Asthma and COPD can be brought on suddenly by air pollution, raising respiratory morbidity and mortality rates. The components and sources of pollutants change depending on the country, season, and time, impacting the health impacts of air pollution. In developing nations, burning solid fuels is a significant source of air pollution. Thus growing respiratory disease statistics following air pollution has raised a huge demand for air pollution mask for protection from deadly diseases.

Furthermore, regions like South Asia suffer from severe air pollution issues and around 620 million children breathe polluted toxic air. Children are more vulnerable to its detrimental effects on their physical and neurological development because they have smaller lungs, breathe twice as quickly as adults, and lack aging-related immunity.

Air pollution is linked to asthma, bronchitis, and other respiratory illnesses, and one of the leading causes of pediatric death: is pneumonia. In babies and early children, air pollution destroys brain tissue and impairs cognitive development, with long-term effects that may impact how well they learn and their future potential. According to research, teenagers exposed to higher levels of air pollution are more likely to have mental health issues.

Therefore leading air pollution coupled with respiratory illness has encouraged the government to invest in healthcare solutions. The air pollution mask is among the major factors supported by the government and companies.

For instance, in 2021, Royal Philips, a global player in health technology, unveiled the Philips Fresh Air Mask, combining excellent breathing comfort, strong filtration performance, and contemporary design.

The poor quality of masks fails to restrict the entry of contaminants into the human respiratory system leading to hurdles to the market growth of the product

The demand for air pollution masks has increased unprecedentedly over the past decade; therefore, local players are investing in the business to overcome the growing demand. The local companies are offering the product at a cheaper cost while compromising the quality and increasing the customer's risk from air pollution.

Furthermore, end-users have reported feeling suffocating and itchy while wearing masks, especially around or on the covered regions of their faces. Consumers may use fewer masks as a result of this. However, the impact of this restriction may be reduced if good materials are used and the appropriate filters are included in the mask.

COVID-19 Impact Analysis

The ongoing COVID-19 disease affects not only human health but also the wealth of various countries' economies and the everyday routine of human life. Face masks are the main piece of PPE used to prevent the spread of infection (PPE). As a result, face mask usage and manufacture drastically rise as the COVID-19 pandemic spreads. Before COVID-19, the world struggled to fight air pollution, which created opportunities for the market growth of air pollution masks, and during COVID-19, to restrict the entry of the airborne virus.

Furthermore, increased COVID-19 case risk has been connected to poor air quality. SARS-CoV-2 aggregates with the particulate matter under steady air conditions, boosting its persistence and contagiousness in the environment as it travels farther. According to a few preliminary research, those exposed to air pollution over a long time are more likely to develop COVID-19 and die from it. In the context of India, this is concerning. According to the India State-Level Disease Burden Initiative, ambient pollution levels are high throughout India, with annual mean particulate matter levels of 2.5 m in size in several north Indian States above the recommended limit of 40 g/m3.

Both medical and cloth masks fall short in their ability to defend against edge-seal leakage and air pollution. The greater risk of COVID-19 related to air pollution is better protected by N95 or N99 respirator masks. But if face masks are to fulfill their intended function, care must be taken to assure their quality. Thus, the rising impact of COVID-19 coupled with air pollution has escalated the demand for air pollution masks, creating a vast market potential to grow in the forecast period.

Segment Analysis

The global air pollution mask market can be segmented on usage, filter, application, distribution channel, and region.

Rising government strict legislation addressing pollution control escalated the demand for disposable air masks due to affordability, user-friendliness, and durability of the product

Based on usage, the global air pollution mask market is segmented into disposable and reusable. The largest product segment in 2021, with YY% of the market share, was disposable air pollution masks. Government agencies have been forced to adopt strict legislation addressing pollution control and its remedies due to the rising pollution levels worldwide. Disposable air pollution masks are made of a suitable, low-cost material composed of several non-woven fabric layers. These layers offer liquid resistance and aid in keeping facial hair, saliva, and sweat from clogging the mask.

Additionally, non-woven, melt-blown, and liquid-resistant polypropylene material is used to create the other layers. It assists in establishing a barrier against germs, bodily fluids, and particle pollutants. Depending on the number of filters, the product's durability might range from a few months to many years.

COVID-19 outbreak has created a huge demand for air pollution masks during the 2020-2021 period and the government made it compulsory to wear the mask, reducing further transmission of the virus. Disposable air pollution mask has seen tremendous growth due to increased demand for the product during the pandemic phase, particularly due to user-friendliness and cost affordability of the product. However, the product has seen challenges due to rising medical waste globally, which is overcome by the arrival of reusable masks in the market.

Geographical Analysis

Rising air pollution statistics coupled with government measures to overcome the condition resulted in incremental opportunities for the air pollution masks to grow in the Asia-Pacific

In 2021, the Asia Pacific region had the greatest market share for air pollution masks, accounting for XX% of global sales. The air quality in countries like China and India has worsened due to rising pollution levels. Several diseases are brought on by or made worse by air pollution. Heart disease, lung disease, cancer, and asthma are all related to air pollution. Both air pollution and outdoor air particulates are classified as harmful to humans by the International Agency for Research on Cancer.

In Asia and the Pacific, 4 billion people (92%) are exposed to air pollution, threatening their health. India ranked first, followed by Nepal, in terms of population-weighted average exposure to PM2.5 in 2019, with four Asian nations making up the top 10. As a result, it is estimated that air pollution causes 4 million premature deaths annually across Asia and the Pacific.

The governments of China and India have taken various steps to address the issue, including grading the response system for air quality and installing emission-reducing converters in cars. The increasing use of air pollution masks in the area is anticipated to drive growth in the market during the forecast period.

Competitive Landscape

The air pollution mask market is highly competitive with the presence of local and global companies. Some prime companies contributing to the market's growth are 3M, Honeywell International Inc., CM Industrial & Safety Supply Inc, Kimberly-Clark Corporation, Kowa Company Ltd, Uvex Group, Respro Inc, Earth Corporation, MSA Safety Incorporated, JIANGSU TEYIN IMP. & EXP. CO., LTD, and others.

The major companies are adopting several growth strategies such as acquisitions, product launches, and collaborations, contributing to the global air pollution mask's global market growth.

  • In 2020, KARAM, a growing manufacturer of personal protective equipment (PPE) in India, introduced its "Disposable Face Masks line" to defend against bacteria, viruses, dust, pollen, and smoke. The firm created the first-of-its-kind RF 01 - RFH 02+ Disposable KARAM Face Mask collection to provide quality, comfort, and affordability to front-line industrial employees in light of the current pandemic.


Overview: The company is one of the biggest global conglomerates and one of the fortune 500 companies. The company currently manufactures more than 60,000 products belonging to varied product portfolios such as abrasives, coatings, and labels, among several others. The products manufactured by the company mainly find application in markets such as businesses, schools, hospitals, and homes, among others. 3M has a presence in more than 70 countries and trades in over 200 countries.

Product Portfolio: 3M N95 8210 Particulate Respirator Mask: N95 certified, which means it can filter out 95% of the pollutants in the air

  • Contains foam that cushions the nose
  • Light in weight and comfortable to wear
  • Promotes proper breathability along with comfort.

Key Development

  • For instance, on MAY 6, 2020, A US$ 126 million deal was signed between the Departments of Defense and Health and Human Services and 3M for the increased manufacturing of 26 million N95 medical-grade masks per month beginning in October 2020.

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What is the Growth Rate of the Air Pollution Mask Market?

Grow at a high CAGR of 8% during the forecasting period (2022-2029).

Which Companies Are Included in the Air Pollution Mask Market?

Covanta Energy, China Everbright, and others.

What is The COVID-19 Impact on Air Pollution Mask Market?

The continuing COVID-19 disease affects not simply human health, but likewise, the economies of numerous countries and human life generally speaking. Face masks are the main piece of PPE utilized to stop the spread of infection. Such as the COVID-19 pandemic spreads, nose and mouth mask utilization, and production significantly increase. Before COVID-19, the globe struggled to fight air pollution, which created opportunities for the market growth of masks to combat airborne viruses.

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