Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Europe holds its breath in 2023, its health depends on it

In reality, sustainable health is a pipe dream well worth a title that attracts potential readers. we live in a world of the ephemeralAlthough sometimes the duration of its effect varies. Environment and health set a serious concern of the EU authorities. Focusing on breathing, more correctly I should have said inspiration but it would seem pedantic in a blog that many people who know the formulas of aerial access. The danger is that if too much occurs during this year, oxygen will not reach the cells in the required amounts either now or in 2024; If you breathe in, it will arrive, but along with other dangerous, unwanted substances. can serve the dilemma of “To breathe or not to breathe; That’s the question”, All in all to continue enjoying quality air in 2030.

But in reality Things are more complicated than they appear at first glance. It is useless to stop breathing or to remove from circulation all the unhealthy components that daily activity “gives” to the air. It was rightly said that the air that heals (walking, interacting with others, shopping on foot) can make you ill at the same time. So if one thinks a little bit about today’s world, one realizes that in life we ​​have to solve many crossword puzzles, sodokus or simply word search puzzles. That’s where we wanted to get to: The air is a soup of different ingredients. This is for people who are confused, without knowing it because they already know the principle that air and oxygen are two different things. It is not enough to go to the park or forest to “oxygenate” once a week or a month and stuff yourself with dangerous air the rest of the day.

Photo of traffic in Paris with a warning for air pollution. (efe/file)

Since people often ignore ecological or scientific alarmists by criticizing pages like this blog, We have gone to the European Environment Agency (EEA, for its abbreviation in English) to really know what happens to the wind. Well, many times we here come across measurements and alerts launched by people like Ecologistus en Axion that tell us we are biased. Although we support what you say with a link to the Environment and Health Program. Well, we are not saying it, EEA is saying it.

Let’s come to the point. EEA released its work/report Health effects of air pollution in Europe, 2022, In this he collects many interesting topics. They contain the most recent estimates of the health effects of exposure to fine particulate matter, nitrogen dioxide, and ozone in terms of morbidity and premature mortality. It doesn’t stop there as it assesses progress towards the EU’s Zero Pollution Action Plan target of reducing mortality due to air pollution. It will be mandated to be read by the relevant administrations (state, autonomous communities, town halls, etc.), but may also be read by each autonomous community in case of non-protection of air quality and health, and by other bodies such as the Ombudsman in Spain. be subject to disciplinary action. It affects five basic aspects called disease burden: mortality (years of life lost to premature death or YLD), morbidity (years lived with disability due to YLD contamination), and disability-adjusted life years (DALY). ,

Report presents six key issues, critical urgency that we are going to relate here briefly as the access to the document is free of cost. that’s why:

  • A significant increase in premature deaths has been observed in 2020 and 2021.
  • The Zero Pollution Action Plan to reduce the number of premature deaths from exposure to fine particulate matter by 55% between 2005-2030 appears to be making headway, albeit in decline.
  • Still, to achieve risk 0, it would take a lot of effort to reduce all polluting particles.
  • The increase in morbidity, related diseases or their effects, which is a burden in the form of personal suffering, as well as significant costs to the health care sector, should be an ongoing concern given the health effects it causes. For example, in the year before the pandemic, 12,253 people in 23 European countries were hospitalized with lower respiratory tract infections as a result of acute exposure to ozone.

full report Contains country charts of various health conditions, There are still many people who don’t believe (think for a few seconds) that air kills you or makes you sick. Perhaps you believe your pollution is zero, but there is still a long way to go to ensure that Europe, not just its inhabitants, enjoy the safety net of purifying air.

We must remember that Zero Pollution is part of the European Green Pact, which last October adopted the much-sought-after proposal for a directive on air quality. It does not serve as consolation to us that WHO warns that things are very bad in the world. Verbatim copy of what to start moving: Almost the entire world’s population (99%) breathes air that exceeds the quality limits recommended by WHO and puts their health at risk. A record number of more than 6,000 cities in 117 countries are now monitoring air quality, but the people who live in them continue to breathe in unhealthy levels of fine particulate matter and nitrogen dioxide, the same as those living in low-income countries. Huh. highest risk. By the way, it is said that, according to serious investigation, if the rich emitting more than 10% of the total emissions were controlled, then almost all the problem of air pollution could be eliminated; Noise is missed, which also has an echo. For all of the above, the European Union has decided to promote stricter regulations on air pollution.

By the way, read the conditions caused by outdoor air pollution in the world. Not to breathe!

By the way, we must remember that January 26 is marked in the ecological calendar as World Environmental Education Day. How well would we do to create/demand a healthy respiratory environment. We applied.

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