The climate and the quality of the air we breathe are two major issues for our health. Indeed, climate change can have an impact on the quality of the air we breathe and, consequently, on the health of populations. It is therefore essential to be informed about their effects so that we can act accordingly.
Also, did you know that higher temperatures promote the proliferation of air pollutants, such as fine particles and nitrogen dioxide? The problem is that they can have adverse effects on respiratory and cardiovascular health. Not to mention that climate change can also lead to more frequent and intense smog episodes...
- How can you find out about climate change near you?
- How to measure humidity?
- Climate and air quality: what's at stake for our health
How can you find out about climate change near you?
Taking action and becoming informed about air quality is a major issue as we know how important air can be to our health. However, air pollution does not only have an impact on air quality: it also influences the climate and the weather. To better understand climate change and its effects on our planet, we have dedicated a part of the airqualitae.fr website to climate change and meteorology.
How to measure humidity?
Climate and air quality: what's at stake for our health
Climate and air quality are crucial issues for our health. Numerous studies have shown that climate change is the cause of many diseases and illnesses, particularly respiratory diseases. Air pollution is the cause of several thousand deaths per year in France. It is therefore important to inform oneself or to contact air quality associations in order to act better in our daily lives and thus preserve our health.
Climate change is the cause of many diseases and illnesses
Climate change is an important factor in the onset and spread of many diseases and conditions. It can lead to increased temperatures, irregular rainfall and flooding. This accumulation of climate change is conducive to the spread of viruses and bacteria.
Climate change can also have an impact on the quality of the air we breathe, notably by increasing the concentration of fine particles in the atmosphere, which are responsible for many respiratory diseases, in particular asthma. Indeed, according to a study published by the World Health Organisation (WHO), climate change is a growing health risk. It is estimated that climate change will cause 250 000 deaths per year by 2030.
Air pollution is an important cause of death
Air pollution is a major cause of death. According to the WHO, it is responsible for 3.7 million deaths per year worldwide, including 48,000 in France. This pollution is made up of many substances that are harmful to health, including fine particles, nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and ozone (O3).
All of these substances have an impact on the risk of mental depression and are responsible for many respiratory diseases, including asthma, bronchiolitis and pneumonia. In addition, air pollution can also have an impact on the cardiovascular system and be the cause of high blood pressure or myocardial infarction. In this sense, it is important to take action on a daily basis to reduce air pollution by limiting greenhouse gas emissions and promoting clean modes of transport.