Heat wave: a pollution peak expected for several days in Paris

Airparif predicts a pollution peak in Paris from this Wednesday, June 15, 2022. (©SL / news Seine-Saint-Denis)

The heat wave which fell on Paris practice with her pollution peak which is likely to last at least until Thursday, June 16, 2022. Consequently, the air quality serums badwarns Airparif.

Monitoring any respiratory gene

Pollution alert from this Wednesday. According to the latest bulletin from the organization responsible for monitoring air quality in the Île-de-France region, “the strong sunshine and the rise in temperatures require an increase in ozone levels”. As a result, the air quality will be poor in the capital.

It is advisable for vulnerable populations to monitor any difficulty breathing and consult a doctor,avoid long rides or requiring effort, to avoid areas with heavy road traffic during rush hour. The first two tips are also formulated by AirParif for the whole population, as well as the avoidance of intense efforts.

This pollution peak comes on the eve of an episode of very high heat in the department and more widely in France. Temperatures of up to 36 degrees are expected by the end of the week before the arrival of thunderstorms expected on Sunday June 19, 2022.

Air quality manifests itself in Paris and Île-de-France

Since Tuesday, a plane has been flying over the capital and its 150 km radius at low altitude to measure the air quality in the territory.

True flying laboratoryit will collect measurements above the Ile-de-France forests to “better understand the transformations of the air, undergone by urban pollution when it combines with the substances emitted naturally by plants”, details the CNRS press release.

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These overflights are part of the project Panama 2022whose objective is to measure air quality in cities.

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