Good news, we are generally living longer than previous generations! The life expectancy of you, your friends and colleagues is growing as we adopt healthier lifestyles, and can rely on better healthcare and living conditions. Clean air plays an essential role in this and has a major impact on your health, and that of those around you. It is therefore important to ensure that the air quality is good. Unfortunately, this is not the case everywhere.
Every year, millions of people fall ill and too many die as a result of various respiratory diseases such as lung cancer, COPD, and pulmonary siderosis, among others.
Short-term exposure to harmful substances leads to acute symptoms such as coughing, headaches and shortness of breath. Chronic exposure leads to permanent health complications; physical and mental complications that have a major impact on a person's life and that of their loved ones. The sad thing about this is that these lung diseases could (and should) have been prevented.