Our country is fourth in the world in deaths due to air pollution.
Air polluton is associated with five of the most widespread and worsening quality of life in lung and cardiovascular diseases.
Contaminattion of indoor air is five times greater than outdoors. Most people spend about 90% of their time indoors.
Insulation, dirty filters on air conditioning systems, fixed windows and contribute to the lack of fresh air.
High concentration of people leads to air pollution with bacteria and viruses.
Dust particles, domestic animals, mold and household chemicals are just some of the air pollutants.
While water, food, and daily activity are of utmost importance to our healthy life. But the air we breathe comes first. Clean air allows for a more productive environment. It has been scientifically proven that polluted indoor air significantly reduces people’s concentration ability, and causes headaches, fatigue, and sleepiness. Having no viruses and other microorganisms, purified air reduces work-related diseases by up to 30%. That, in turn, could lead to great company savings with regards to healthcare benefits. Clean air is a good health guarantee. Long term exposure to dirty, polluted air, as well as inhaling dust particles may lead to severe respiratory diseases. Dust particles, pollen, and mold may cause or exacerbate allergies or asthma. Providing a healthy workplace is a challenge to every employer, for it is no longer a formality, but rather - a necessity.
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How serious is the problem from a purely medical point of view? It's very serious! Indeed, the deterioration in ambient air quality - especially the exceeding of the pollution level by some forms of domestic heating, exhaust gases, fine particulates - in many cases leads to an increase in a certain type of morbidity. What do scientists from Europe say about the air condition of the continent as a whole? Scientists confirm the data on the rise of these five major diseases, which are directly related to the quality of the atmospheric air. Very interesting data is published between 2014 and 2016. Studies have shown that there is a direct correlation between ambient air quality and such diseases as worrying worries, autism, diabetes and even obesity in children. Traditionally we associate the problem with lung disease. What does the statistics say about them? A study by the European Association of Pulmonary Diseases definitely links these diseases to the impaired air quality. In 2016, the statistics for Europe are nearly 420,000. Bulgaria is not left out of these pessimistic forecasts - and there is an increase in our disease. In our country, 50 people per day die from problems and complications related to air quality. For 2014, these are a total of 13 700 people, and in 2016 - 18 200 Which chemical ingredient in the contaminated air is most dangerous to our health? Data shows that the biggest polluter is domestic heating. The second is the exhaust of cars. Harmful chemicals are nitrogen, sulfur dioxide, non-methane volatile organic compounds, ammonia, methane and others. The role of ozone concentration should also not be forgotten.
1. All to know how dirty it is Air quality data must be easily accessible, easily understood and warned instead of being published with a day delay. 2. Energy benefits, but not for solid fuels More than half of the fine dust particles in the country come from domestic heating. Currently, energy aid for the poor goes mainly to solid fuels (wood and coal) as they are cheapest. If these subsidies are sufficient to use other sources of energy and promote it purposefully (rather than using the cheapest, at least short-term option), fine dust levels will decrease significantly. 3. Smarter taxes Vehicle taxes account for the "eco" factor of the vehicle to a minimum. By meeting environmental standards, tax concessions are obtained, but the main criteria for determining the charge are the power and age of the car. 4. Genuine Technical Reviews of Cars Effective vehicle control is the only way to reduce pollution levels to acceptable levels. The current technical reviews are to a large extent a formality, at least in terms of diesel particulate filters and anything that comes out of the exhaust. 5. More Green Areas and Urban Hygiene Green areas are important because trees absorb fine dust particles. Source: www.dnevnik.bg
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