Peak ozone levelIn our country, peak ozone levels can occur in the mildest periods during the months of May, June, July and August on hot and sunny days. A strong concentration of ozone can have several effects on health e.g. weaker breathing, worsening of symptoms for people with respiratory problems, ...
Opt for greener mobility: public transport, cycling, walking, car-pooling.
Avoid using your car for short distances.
- Avoid using your car for short distances.
- Drive more smoothly and less sportily.
- Maintain your vehicle.
- Insulate your home better and turn the heating down.
- Check with your doctor whether peak ozone or pollution levels can have a particular impact on your health.
Find out information about a peak ozone or pollution level warning, monitor the media and follow the recommendations by the authorities. To keep informed about air quality at all times, refer to the website www.irceline.be
- Opt for greener mobility: public transport, cycling, walking, car-pooling.
- Avoid leaving the engine idling.
- Avoid filling up with fuel at the hottest times of day.
- Stay indoors, where the ozone concentration is the lowest.
A strong concentration of ozone in the air have an impact on your health, e.g. irritation to eyes, nose and throat, difficulty breathing, asthma attacks, etc.
- Find the information you need and follow the recommendations of the authorities.
Limit your outdoor activities between noon and 22.00 hrs. Especially if you are already sensitive to ozone levels:
- the elderly
- a person with respiratory or cardiovascular problems
- infants and children
- If you experience unusual breathing difficulties, consult your doctor.
Also read our recommendations for hot weather.
If you know people in your area for whom ozone and pollution may have a specific impact on their health, do not hesitate to visit them to see if all is well.
There is no specific recommendation