The environment that we live in can have a dramatic effect on our health. Poor environment quality, both inside our own homes, and in the work place and open air, contributes to many diseases, respiratory diseases in particular.
Outdoor air pollution
Outdoor air pollution has been related to adverse respiratory effects since the 1930s.
The project “Air Pollution and Health: a European Approach” (APHEA 1996) has confirmed that air pollution increases daily cardiorespiratory mortality.
Indoor air pollution
Indoor air pollution (exposure in the home) is much lower in Europe than in developing countries, such as India and China.