Dangers in the air we breathe
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), more than 15% of chronic diseases are caused by poor air quality. Every day we are exposed to harmful pollutants such as exhaust gases, industrial waste, plastic residues, and other toxic materials.
Bacteria are neither plants nor animals, but belong to a separate group of living organisms.
They are everywhere, and live in colonies. Some can survive where no other living organism could (extreme temperatures, very high pressures, environments saturated with toxic substances).
We now spend as much as 80% of our lives indoors where, according to the US EPA, the air can be up to 100 times more toxic than the air outside.
The composition of the air in living and working environments is often characterized by a mixture of compounds very variable compared to what can be found in the air outdoor.
Air pollution consists of airborne particles that are modifying the composition and balance of the atmosphere, which are therefore generating dangerous effects on the health of human beings, animals, plant life and the environment as a whole.
Volatile organic compounds “(VOC) are those microparticles in the air that we breathe inside our spaces (home, school, office). The most common are formaldehyde, benzene, solvents, paints and varnishes.
NOx gases are generated mainly by vehicle traffic and consist mainly of nitrogen monoxide and nitrogen dioxide.
They are responsible for the formation of smog, acid rain and ground-level ozone.
They are one of the most dangerous groups of pollutants: breathing these gases can have negative effects on blood oxygen levels and can cause inflammation in the respiratory tract, allergies, bronchitis and asthma attacks, as well as causing environmental damage.