#10 Le bon air de la campagne !

Paul: Bonjour Marc, ça fait un bail! Tu t’es mis au vert ?
Marc: Salut Paul, oui. J’ai déménagé il y a bientôt 1 an !
Paul: Bonjour Marc, ça fait un bail! Tu t’es mis au vert ? Marc: Salut Paul, oui. J’ai déménagé il y a bientôt 1 an !
Chris: Super, l’air doit y être sain. La semaine dernière, la tempête de sable du Sahara nous a tout recouvert de poudre jaune.
Roger: Oui j’ai vu ça… D’ailleurs les forêts alentours n’arrêtent pas de nombreux polluants. On a vu du jaune ici aussi.
Chris: Super, l’air doit y être sain. La semaine dernière, la tempête de sable du Sahara nous a tout recouvert de poudre jaune. Roger: Oui j’ai vu ça… D’ailleurs les forêts alentours n’arrêtent pas de nombreux polluants. On a vu du jaune ici aussi.
Chris: Sérieux ? Même avec toutes ces forêts autour ?
Roger: Bien sûr, c’est mieux qu’en ville. Mais ça n’est pas le remède miracle. Les vents ne s’arrêtent pas aux frontières des départements …
Chris: Sérieux ? Même avec toutes ces forêts autour ? Roger: Bien sûr, c’est mieux qu’en ville. Mais ça n’est pas le remède miracle. Les vents ne s’arrêtent pas aux frontières des départements …
Chris: Donc mieux, mais pas époustouflant..
Roger: Exactement. Mieux qu’en ville, mais beaucoup de pollution est crée en intérieur par nos habitudes, les produits de nettoyage, le mobilier …
Chris: Donc mieux, mais pas époustouflant.. Roger: Exactement. Mieux qu’en ville, mais beaucoup de pollution est crée en intérieur par nos habitudes, les produits de nettoyage, le mobilier …

#10 I got plenty of greens here, I got Good Air!

Chris: Hi Roger, long time no see! I heard you moved to the countryside.
Roger: Hey Chris, that’s right. I moved there almost one year ago!!
Chris: Hi Roger, long time no see! I heard you moved to the countryside. Roger: Hey Chris, that’s right. I moved there almost one year ago!!
Chris: Great, you must be enjoying clean and fresh air over there. Last week, we got a sandstorm. The air was yellowish, covering everything with a yellow sand powder.
Roger: Yea I saw that… Don’t be misled. The surrounding greens of the countryside do not stop the winds carrying dirt. We also got some yellow particles covering everything around.
Chris: Great, you must be enjoying clean and fresh air over there. Last week, we got a sandstorm. The air was yellowish, covering everything with a yellow sand powder. Roger: Yea I saw that… Don’t be misled. The surrounding greens of the countryside do not stop the winds carrying dirt. We also got some yellow particles covering everything around.
Chris: Ouch! Even with plenty of greens and nearby forest?
Roger: Of course, it is better than in town. But expectations shouldn’t be too high as winds have no frontiers.
Chris: Ouch! Even with plenty of greens and nearby forest? Roger: Of course, it is better than in town. But expectations shouldn’t be too high as winds have no frontiers.
Chris: So it’s better but not radically different.
Roger: Correct. It is better than in town, but a lot of pollution is also generated indoors from our behavior, with all our cleaning products, furniture...
Chris: So it’s better but not radically different. Roger: Correct. It is better than in town, but a lot of pollution is also generated indoors from our behavior, with all our cleaning products, furniture…

#9 S’immuniser contre la pollution de l’air

Kid: Papa, les vaccins utilisent les des virus fatigués pour que le corps s’y prépare, n’est-ce pas ? Peut-on faire de même pour la pollution de l’air ?
Dad: Ça fonctionne bien pour les virus ou les bactéries. Pas pour la pollution.
Kid: Papa, les vaccins utilisent les des virus fatigués pour que le corps s’y prépare, n’est-ce pas ? Peut-on faire de même pour la pollution de l’air ? Dad: Ça fonctionne bien pour les virus ou les bactéries. Pas pour la pollution.
Kid: Quelle est la différence ?
Dad: Les polluants dans l’air sont des toxines qui fragilisent nos défenses immunitaires. Mais ça ne modifie pas nos cellules.
Kid: Quelle est la différence ? Dad: Les polluants dans l’air sont des toxines qui fragilisent nos défenses immunitaires. Mais ça ne modifie pas nos cellules.
Kid: Je ne comprends pas.
Dad: Plus tu restes dans un endroit pollué, plus ton corps accumule ces toxines. Cela conduit à des maladies graves.
Kid: Je ne comprends pas. Dad: Plus tu restes dans un endroit pollué, plus ton corps accumule ces toxines. Cela conduit à des maladies graves.
Kid: Ouille ! Il faut éviter ces polluants.
Dad: Et des actions simples peuvent grandement nous aider à nous en protéger. Par exemple, ouvrir les fenêtres 20 minutes le matin et le soir permettent de recycler l’air de l’appartement..
Kid: Ouille ! Il faut éviter ces polluants. Dad: Et des actions simples peuvent grandement nous aider à nous en protéger. Par exemple, ouvrir les fenêtres 20 minutes le matin et le soir permettent de recycler l’air de l’appartement..

#9 Air Pollution IMMUNITY

Kid: Dad, vaccines usually carry germ to train our body to build antibodies, right? In the same way, breathing polluted air could help us adapt to it.
Dad: Humm!!!  This works for bacteria and virus, but not with air pollution.
Kid: Dad, vaccines usually carry germ to train our body to build antibodies, right? In the same way, breathing polluted air could help us adapt to it. Dad: Humm!!! This works for bacteria and virus, but not with air pollution.
Kid: What’s the difference?
Dad: Air pollutants can be considered as toxins impacting our immune system, making it vulnerable to diseases. And it can be serious.
Kid: What’s the difference? Dad: Air pollutants can be considered as toxins impacting our immune system, making it vulnerable to diseases. And it can be serious.
Kid: What do you mean?
Dad: The longer you get exposed to air pollution, the weaker you get with a lot of accumulated toxins in your body. This increases the risk and could lead to cancer.
Kid: What do you mean? Dad: The longer you get exposed to air pollution, the weaker you get with a lot of accumulated toxins in your body. This increases the risk and could lead to cancer.
Kid: Ouch, we should all stay away from those air pollutants!!!
Dad: Simple actions can go a long way to safer and cleaner air. Open the windows of your home every morning for 20 minutes.
Kid: Ouch, we should all stay away from those air pollutants!!! Dad: Simple actions can go a long way to safer and cleaner air. Open the windows of your home every morning for 20 minutes.

#8 I burn essential oils for a nice atmosphere

John: Hey Derek, thanks for inviting us to your home.
Derek: No worries, please come in, it is so cold outside!
John: Hey Derek, thanks for inviting us to your home. Derek: No worries, please come in, it is so cold outside!
John: Oh, it smells good, very refreshing and creates a cozy atmosphere.
Derek: Yes, that’s my wife’s favorite, lemongrass! You know, in winter we seldom open the windows to avoid losing the heat. Those essential oils bring a nice feeling inside.
John: Oh, it smells good, very refreshing and creates a cozy atmosphere. Derek: Yes, that’s my wife’s favorite, lemongrass! You know, in winter we seldom open the windows to avoid losing the heat. Those essential oils bring a nice feeling inside.
John: Yes, but mold on the wooden furniture can give off some bad smell. Covering the smell will just let the mold grow and at the end make you sick!
Derek: Oops, I didn’t know it. Let’s do it now!!!!
John: Yes, but mold on the wooden furniture can give off some bad smell. Covering the smell will just let the mold grow and at the end make you sick! Derek: Oops, I didn’t know it. Let’s do it now!!!!
John: And the burning could release harmful gasses (called Volatile Organic Compounds). It’s better to ventilate after burning anything at home.
Derek: Interesting! I will take the habit of ventilating a bit after burning those oils.
John: And the burning could release harmful gasses (called Volatile Organic Compounds). It’s better to ventilate after burning anything at home. Derek: Interesting! I will take the habit of ventilating a bit after burning those oils.

#7 Beware of the (pollution) spike!

Tom: Oh no! Let’s close the windows and doors and boost the air purifier!
John: Hey Tom, what’s happening?
Tom: Oh no! Let’s close the windows and doors and boost the air purifier! John: Hey Tom, what’s happening?
Tom: You see here, your air quality monitor is showing a VOC spike (Volatile Organic Compounds)!!! 
John: Calm down Tom, it is just a spike when you are cleaning the bench with alcohol. It just lasted for 5 minutes.
Tom: You see here, your air quality monitor is showing a VOC spike (Volatile Organic Compounds)!!! John: Calm down Tom, it is just a spike when you are cleaning the bench with alcohol. It just lasted for 5 minutes.
Tom: It is 5 MINUTES! And it is above the RED threshold. Here it says RED means bad to health!!!
John: Relax... relax... Correct, RED means unhealthy. But similar to losing weight, it is fine when you have a cheat meal to relax a bit. What matters is the overall calorie intake! When air pollutants last for a few minutes a day, it is fine.
Tom: It is 5 MINUTES! And it is above the RED threshold. Here it says RED means bad to health!!! John: Relax… relax… Correct, RED means unhealthy. But similar to losing weight, it is fine when you have a cheat meal to relax a bit. What matters is the overall calorie intake! When air pollutants last for a few minutes a day, it is fine.
Tom: Does that mean those lasting for long but may be in YELLOW or ORANGE needs attention?
John: Bingo, this is the Exposure concept. Spikes and occasional events look scary. But what poses health issues to us is the exposure in the long run!
Tom: Does that mean those lasting for long but may be in YELLOW or ORANGE needs attention? John: Bingo, this is the Exposure concept. Spikes and occasional events look scary. But what poses health issues to us is the exposure in the long run!

#6 I must have a good air purifier at home

Peter: Hi Jennifer, I heard that you moved into a new flat! Congratulations! Jennifer: Thanks Peter! But we are still setting up the space. Do you have a good air purifier to recommend to me?
Peter: Hi Jennifer, I heard that you moved into a new flat! Congratulations! Jennifer: Thanks Peter! But we are still setting up the space. Do you have a good air purifier to recommend to me?
Peter: You could buy a medical grade air purifier used in hospitals. Why exactly do you want one? Jennifer: Nowadays everybody gets one. It purifies the air as its name suggests.
Peter: You could buy a medical grade air purifier used in hospitals. Why exactly do you want one? Jennifer: Nowadays everybody gets one. It purifies the air as its name suggests.
Peter: It might be misleading, all it doesn’t magically make the air pure. It treats some of the issues. But you need to know what issues appear in your home to select the one with the right filters. Jennifer: Ah, I thought it is kind of mandatory to have at home to clean the air. That is how the advertisements say.
Peter: It might be misleading, all it doesn’t magically make the air pure. It treats some of the issues. But you need to know what issues appear in your home to select the one with the right filters. Jennifer: Ah, I thought it is kind of mandatory to have at home to clean the air. That is how the advertisements say.
Peter: I would say it is on a case-by-case basis. Some homes got formaldehyde from the paints, some got high particles because of nearby road traffic. It is better to understand the air quality before deciding which purifiers to buy. Jennifer: You are right! Maybe I should get a monitor to check if the air is safe first!
Peter: I would say it is on a case-by-case basis. Some homes got formaldehyde from the paints, some got high particles because of nearby road traffic. It is better to understand the air quality before deciding which purifiers to buy. Jennifer: You are right! Maybe I should get a monitor to check if the air is safe first!