Are we on the right track? Road traffic causes a lot of pollution in Flanders and we all breathe that. Taking into account where you are staying, you should not forget that your indoor air is 2 to 100 times worse than the outside air. If you live or work close to a busy motorway, both outside air and certainly your indoor air will be polluted.
Why is indoor air so much worse than outside air?
The answer is simple and logical, our offices and homes are extremely well insulated, that the unhealthy air lingers in the room, you get an accumulation when there is no good ventilation. In addition, besides the outside air there are also various harmful gases in your indoor air through carpet, furniture, adhesives, printers, and much more. These include volatile organic substances.
Below is an overview of traffic-related outdoor air in Flanders, drawn up by the Flemish Environment Agency:
Causes diseases in our airways and lungs
Causes irritation to the respiratory tract
Causes diseases of the lungs, heart and blood vessels and is carcinogenic
Did you know that wear causes more than 50% of the fine dust? In addition to using a car that is as clean as possible, we sometimes opt for sustainable means of transport such as bicycles or public transport.