Spraying of plant protection products on crops remains the main method of application.
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Indoor air pollution has become an increasingly important public health issue in recent decades. As we spend 80% of our time indoors, the presence of multiple pollutants in indoor air can have serious health consequences for those exposed to them, especially children and pregnant women. Among these pollutants, pesticides are chemical substances that can be present in indoor air as a result of different activities
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Indoor air pollution combined with the time we spend in buildings can have a significant impact on our health. Reducing indoor air pollution levels is essential to living in a healthy environment and reducing the risk of diseases such as asthma and allergies.
Perfluorinated substances or perfluoroalkyls (PFASs) have been manufactured since the 1950s and after decades of use in a wide range of industrial, commercial and household products, they are now widely present in the environment.
The first participatory campaign on the drift of agricultural pesticides among local residents.
Pesticides or plant protection products are chemical substances used to treat crops against insects, moulds and weeds.
Since April 2021, the association Générations Futures and YOOTEST propose to participate in EXPORIP, a unique study based on participatory science on the dispersion of agricultural pesticide residues near cultivation areas.
Between March and September, treatments with plant protection products are very frequent.
Every year, tens of thousands of tonnes of pesticides are applied to crops.
With the return of the warm weather, the use of plant protection products is increasing in order to protect crops from undesirable species and to increase agricultural performance.
S-metolachlor is an organochlorine herbicide used in particular to weed maize crops but also sunflowers, soya, beetroot, sorghum, millets and beans.
International campaign to measure the dispersion of pesticides during agricultural spraying: EXPORIP
For several years, associations, doctors and local residents have been warning about the exposure of populations to chemical treatments of crops near their homes and workplaces.
You are probably waiting for the legislator to protect you from the health risks of chemical products, but the industrialists are committing colossal means to obtain less restrictive regulations that are contrary to the public's health concerns.
This article is a transcript of the introduction to the study: Overview of Indoor Air Pollution: A Human Health Perspective.
In an article published by online magazine The intercept, journalist Sharon Lerner interviewed epidemiologist Shanna Swan.
What is mould?
Scientists agree that there are more than one and a half million species of moulds, of which about one hundred thousand have been precisely identified. Only an identification by laboratory analysis can determine exactly what type of mould you are dealing with.
Housing and business premises are often built on former industrial sites. As a result of industrial activities, the soil may have been contaminated by substances dangerous to humans and accumulated pollution for several decades.
Flame retardants (FR) are chemicals that are intentionally introduced (regulatory obligation) or not into a large number of consumer products to limit their flammability. They are strongly suspected of being reprotoxic and involved in the worrying increase in fertility problems.
Indoor pollution is an established fact, it is no longer a subject of debate, it exists because of everyday life (dust, viruses, hair), the emanations from furniture and other furnishing objects (chemical pollutants) and the contribution of outdoor pollution.
Faced with the very significant increase in the number of infected people and the saturation of health services, the authorities in several countries have decided to confine their populations in order to limit the spread of the SARS-COV2 virus.