These weather conditions, high temperatures and sunshine, combined with air pollution, will cause higher levels of ozone, CELINE warns. However, it is still difficult at present to foresee the exceeding of the European limit of information of 180 μg / m3.
Excessively high concentrations of ozone in the air are harmful due to their very irritating effects on the lungs, but also cause irritation of the eyes, throat or headache. The most sensitive people (the elderly, the asthma, the respiratory problems and the young children) should avoid leaving home, providing physical effort, especially between 11 am. and 8 pm or open the windows in the hottest hours of the day.
In case of heat, drink plenty of, preferably water, expose the least possible to the sun and protect with sunscreen and air during the night when the temperatures are cooler.
For those who have to work under these climatic conditions, they should be able to benefit from protective equipment (awnings, headgear …) for workers exposed to direct sunlight, recalling FPS employment. The employer must provide free of charge refrigerators and install an artificial ventilation device within 48 hours at the workplace.