Pollution: what are the risks and how can you protect yourself?
The main risk of a pollution peak is the damage to the health of the population. As these periods of risk become more frequent, it has become essential to learn what to do.
A "pollution peak" is when a certain threshold of polluting particles has been detected in the ambient air. This may be due to traffic or chemical fumes, from factories for example.
This is not without risk: the lungs, heart and brain are particularly receptive organs to polluting particles, especially in infants, foetuses and the elderly.