Despite the strong heat and sunshine, a few days before the change of season, many French territories are affected by a strong peak in ozone pollution, this Friday, June 16, 2023. Among them, some are facing a alert level according to Airparif: “The weather conditions remain favorable to the formation of ozone from pollutants emitted locally”. Still, forecasters remain optimistic about the days ahead.

“In the event of an episode of air pollution, the ARS issues health recommendations to vulnerable, sensitive people and the general population based on the decree of March 13, 2018 relating to health recommendations with a view to preventing the effects of air pollution on health”, suggests the site of the Regional Health Agency (ARS) of Île-de-France.

Faced with current pollution peaks and those to come, the ARS recommends that the population take advice from a health professional, especially in the event of respiratory or cardiac discomfort. It is also advisable to favor shorter outings with less physical effort. It is recommended that vulnerable people take the necessary information from their doctor to find out if a change in treatment should be made.

Sunshine can be an aggravating factor in the face of ozone pollution peaks. Indeed, ozone is an oxidizing gas that can cause eye irritation and headaches. When it attacks the bronchi and lungs, it can cause serious breathing difficulties.

Discover in our slideshow below, which departments are affected by this ozone pollution, this Friday, June 16, 2023.