Swimming is more popular than high temperatures. They can also lead to the degradation of the air we inhale if they continue. This is confirmed by AtmoSud, the approved air quality monitoring association, which forecasts for the day of this Sunday, June 12, an episode of ozone pollution in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department. Accordingly, the Prefecture activated, on the same day the system to manage pollution episodes: the Level 1 alert procedure.
The Prefecture reminds people of health recommendations as part of the alert. The Prefecture reminds the population to reduce their intensity of physical and athletic activities (including competitions); seek out advice from a pharmacist or doctor if you experience symptoms or unusual discomfort. Limit your exposure to irritating products (tobacco and solvents, paints, seasonal pollen).
It recommends that sensitive or vulnerable populations (pregnant women and infants, young children, people over 65, those suffering from heart disease, heart failure, asthmatics), and diabetics (diabetic, immunocompromised, or people at risk for heart disease, respiratory failure, or other neurological conditions) avoid driving on major roads. Avoid strenuous exercise and sports outdoors and indoors. Avoid outings in early afternoon between 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.
The prefecture asks everyone to "contribute towards limiting this pollution".
Air Paca's website contains health and behavioral guidelines.