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Climate and air quality: information for better action

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?

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 website to climate change and meteorology.

Ball Anemometer with blue sky background


The anemometer is a meteorological device invented to measure the speed of a gaseous body. Invented several centuries ago, it has become a reference tool for scientists all over the world!

Barometer on a board covered with leaves and an apple


In the digital age, where everything can be consulted via the Internet, even the weather, the use of barometers is becoming increasingly rare. Yet it is a reliable and accurate tool.

Rooster weathervane indicating north against a cloudy sky

Weather vanes

The wind vane is a meteorological instrument designed to measure wind direction and is also a decorative object. Since its origins, trends have evolved and new models are available on the market.

Main farmer next to the rain gauge in a cornfield at sunset

Rain gauges

The rain gauge is an instrument for measuring the amount of rainfall.

Touchscreen tablet displaying the temperature of the house


Indoor or outdoor, celcius or fahrenheit, bimetallic or glass, there are a multitude of different models on the net and in shops. So which one should you choose?

Screen of a weather station on the grass showing the weather conditions

Weather stations

Weather stations are the perfect tool to get real-time weather conditions, the latest weather alerts or the most accurate data possible.

How to measure humidity?

The ideal humidity level is between 40 and 60 %. In this sense, equip themselves with devices capable of measuring the degree of humidity is essential if you want to have a pleasant quality of life and protect your property (walls, carpets, floors, furniture, etc.).

Prolonged exposure to low humidity (-30 %) can lead to problems such as allergies, asthma, migraines, eczema, etc. Whereas moist air (+50 %) will be the ideal environment for the development of moulds and dust mites, the main culprits of allergies, asthma and other respiratory difficulties.

Spiked moisture meter for measuring the moisture content of a wall

Moisture meters

A moisture meter is useful if you want to check the moisture content of the wood, walls and floor in your home.

Thermometer-hygrometer placed against a fogged window


If you think the air in your home is too humid or if you want to check its quality, then a hygrometer is the solution.

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.

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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.