By air pollution, we mean the contamination of the indoor or outdoor environment by a chemical, physical or biological agent that modifies the natural characteristics of the atmosphere. Urbanization and industrialisation are, at the global level, responsible for increasing energy consumption and waste disposal.

The report is alarming: the inhabitants of almost all cities breathe polluted and toxic air. Between 2010 and 2016, more than two-thirds of global cities recorded a worrying increase in air pollutant concentrations. According to the World Health Organization, pollution is responsible each year for 110,000 serious hospitalisations and the deaths of more than 4 million people.

There are two categories of air pollutants:

  • primary pollutants, ie pollutants directly emitted by human activities: nitric oxide, sulfur dioxide, carbon monoxide, particles (or dust), volatile organic compounds, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons …

  • secondary pollutants, resulting from physico-chemical transformations between air pollutants under the effect of particular meteorological conditions: ozone, nitrogen dioxide, particles, sulfuric acid, nitric acid …

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.

A detoxification cure against atmospheric pollution is particularly aimed at anyone living in a polluted environment, namely urban and peri-urban residential areas, or an industrial or peri-industrial environment. It is also recommended to detoxify your body in the event of peak pollution in order to minimize the development of associated pathologies. Finally, people with chronic respiratory diseases (asthma, chronic bronchitis, Broncho Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) or people suffering from cardiovascular diseases (ischemic stroke, myocardial infarction, angina pectoris, atherosclerosis, arteritis of the lower limbs …) ) form a population for which a detoxification cure targeting air pollution seems particularly appropriate.