Acute or chronic exposure to these toxic emissions is particularly harmful to health from birth. While children, pregnant women and the elderly are particularly vulnerable to air pollution, so are allergy sufferers, cardio-respiratory diseases and smokers.
Scientific studies show that an individual exposed for a long time to air pollution, even at low dose, increases the risk of developing respiratory pathologies (asthma, chronic bronchitis …), cardiovascular diseases (stroke, heart attack). myocardium, angina pectoris …) and certain types of cancers (especially pulmonary). Air pollution is also incriminated in the decrease of male and female fertility, premature births or intrauterine mortality.