Over a day, more than 10,000 liters of air pass through the lungs of a person. Globally, polluted air is a leading cause of premature mortality from pulmonary and cardiovascular disease. Because of the delay in the effects over time and the cumulative nature of the damage, it is difficult to make a direct association.
The surprise here is that the air we breathe at home is up to 8 times more polluted than the outside. This invisible chemical pollution is of varied origin and is responsible for much of the growing incidence of allergies, asthma, cardiovascular disease and even cancer.
What are the main pollutants?
Allergens of organic origin – pollen, animal allergens, mold and mites; Chemical contaminants – paints, varnishes, building materials, perfumes, candles, cleaning agents, tobacco smoke, uncleaned air conditioning filter systems.