The French are the world's largest consumers of medicines. 42% of those over 18 years old take at least one drug everyday. This tendency to over-medication and overprotection weakens the body and the immune system. Is that true also for air purification?
In December, France had its longest pollution peak for at least ten years. The concentration of fine particles remained at a level 4 to 5 times higher than usual. This phenomenon was due to a seasonal increase in particulate emissions, particularly dependent on heating. The meteorological conditions, favourable to the pollutants maintenance near the ground, reinforced it.
We spend most of our time indoors breathing polluted air. Cars do not protect their passengers from pollution. On the contrary, they prevent pollutants from evacuating. Do not underestimate the dangers you face.
Every day, we expose ourselves to natural and technological risks. Because it is better to be safe than sorry, we are careful. Are the precautions that we take appropriate?
World Asthma Day is taking place today, May 3, with the theme « You can control your asthma. » This annual event is organized by the the Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) to improve asthma awareness and care around the world.