Air pollution refers to the presence of particles or gasses in the air that do not occur there naturally and are harmful to health. Such pollutants include particulates, soot, ozone, sulphur dioxide and nitrogen dioxide.
Most of these substances originate from human activity. Road traffic and industry are significant sources of air pollution, but shipping, agriculture, open fires and wood-burning stoves also play a role.
Air pollution and your health
There are a number of health effects associated with air pollution.
iGene offers you an insight into your personal risks of developing conditions and tells you whether limiting your exposure to air pollution may be particularly important for you to help prevent certain conditions. In addition, an iGene Passport provides you with information on what else you can do to reduce any risks. Here we focus on behaviour that will help you maximise the benefits to your health. In the publication below you can read more about what iGene can do for you.