NEWS

Exposure greater in Athens

What is the biggest problem in Athens? In the case of Athens, what we call personal exposure, which we measure with special equipment placed on the person, is very great. Is this mainly due to indoor or outdoor pollution? We can’t really say that with any certainty, but the fact that Greeks smoke a lot certainly plays a major role, as well as the climatic conditions, which we can do nothing about. Doesn’t it help that in the Mediterranean climate we open our windows more, so have better ventilation? On the one hand, we do have better ventilation, but on the other, by doing so, many more pollutants enter the home from outside, because outdoor pollution is also considerable. What is very important, particularly in schools and other public places, is to be careful about the products we use for everything, such as cleaning, painting, furniture, everything.