Everybody knows you are what you eat,
but what about what you breathe?
Dr Maria Neira, WHO Director, Department of Environment, Climate Change and Health.
Tiny particles of solid or liquid suspended in a gas. Increased levels of fine particles in the air are linked to health hazards such as heart disease, altered lung function and lung cancer.
Natural component of the atmosphere, essential for plant life and given off by the human respiratory system.
Organic chemicals that have a high vapour pressure at room temperature. Most VOCs are not acutely toxic, but may have long-term chronic health effects.
Ozone has been shown to affect the respiratory, cardiovascular and central nervous system - harmful to people at levels currently found in urban areas.
Expelled from high temperature combustion, and are also produced during thunderstorms by electric discharge. One of the most prominent air pollutants, this reddish-brown toxic gas has a characteristic sharp, biting odor.
A colorless, odorless, toxic gas. It creates a smog type formation in the air that has been linked to many lung diseases.
a measure of the intensity of illumination on a surface. Affects the circadian rhythm.
Prolonged exposure is tiring.
The measurement you would be checking while walking around Chernobyl.
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