The Invisible Health Risk in Bouldering and Climbing Gyms

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static air on gym

If you have ever climbed indoors, you likely noticed white dust particles floating in the gym. These fine dust particles may seem harmless, but they can actually cause a lot of damage to your body. In fact, with each inhale you are exposing yourself to a range of risks. Long-term exposure to these particulate matters can lead to serious health issues, such as lung cancer and heart diseases. According to the World Health organization particulate matter was responsible for 4.2 million premature deaths worldwide in 2019 alone.

These tiny chalk particles are a type of particulate matter, which refers to the small-scale molecules suspended in the air, such as dust, dirt, soot and smoke. These particles are small enough to be inhaled, and can have harmful effects on the entire body. It’s important that climbers, staff and gym owners are aware of the potential dangers and do not take unnecessary health risks — read below how risks can be prevented.

 A direct improvement of the air quality by more than 80%

To improve the air quality in the bouldering/climbing gyms owners can consider using a filtration system to reduce the number of fine dust particles. Traditional air filtration methods, which involve sucking in air and passing it through a filter, can become less effective over time. Traditional air filtration requires frequent replacement and maintenance, adding to the cost. Nevertheless, these systems can also be energy-intensive.

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The red dots and smoke represent particulate matter which gets attracted to the PMX system.

A more sustainable and cost-effective option is the revolutionary technology offered by StaticAir. At StaticAir we use ionization which charges the particulate matter with positive ions, without fans or any other moving parts. It attracts the positively charged particulate matter just like a magnet and achieves incredible results.

Our innovative systems include the following unique aspects:

  • Plug & play installation.
  • Direct improvement of the air quality by more than 80%.
  • 100% silent.
  • The energy consumption is comparable to that of a light bulb.
  • Low maintenance (no filters needed, minimal cleaning)

By choosing StaticAir’s filtration systems, you can improve the air quality in your climbing gym and do your part to protect your staff and your members.

The StaticAir system

We offer a system specifically designed for indoor climbing gyms. Our goal is to improve the air quality in as many bouldering gyms as possible in a sustainable way. For more information about our systems visit our website or contact us at

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