Air pollution represents a major challenge to public health worldwide. Responsible for hundreds of thousands of premature deaths every year, its harmful effects are felt in both the short and long term, affecting health and the environmental balance. To understand this problem, it is essential to analyze in detail the sources of pollution, the impacts on human health, and the solutions for mitigating these harmful effects.

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Published on 1 July 2024

Air pollution guide

In this article:

Understanding Air Pollution

Air pollution is a worrying phenomenon, characterized by the presence of harmful substances in the air we breathe, including fine particles, nitrogen oxides and volatile organic compounds (VOCs). In our comprehensive white paper, we analyse in detail the various sources of this pollution. These may be of natural origin, such as volcanic eruptions, or attributable to human activity, such as emissions from vehicles and factories. Understanding these sources is essential to developing effective strategies for reducing air pollution and protecting public health and the environment.

 

Effects on Health and the Environment

Air pollution has serious repercussions on our health and the environment. It can lead to respiratory problems, cardiovascular disease, allergies and even cancer. It also contributes to global warming, ocean acidification and the degradation of terrestrial ecosystems.

 

The Strategies

Fortunately, there are ways to combat air pollution. These measures aim to reduce its impact on our health and our environment. In our white paper, we propose a series of solutions and actions to be taken. These range from reducing greenhouse gas emissions to using renewable energy sources, improving air quality standards and promoting alternative modes of transport.

 

A Solution for Monitoring Air Quality

Nexelec offers a range of innovative sensors. These sensors are designed to monitor and analyze air quality, offering an effective solution. These sensors use state-of-the-art technology to detect and measure various atmospheric pollutants. They provide precise, real-time data.