Winter and its challenges for human health.

Winter and its challenges for human health.

Published On: 23 de June de 2021

June 21st marked the beginning of winter. For many, it just means the arrival of the cold, for others, it is also the most favorable time for flu, colds, asthma, bronchitis, tonsillitis, pneumonia, allergic rhinitis and earaches, cough, runny nose, frequent sneezing and itchy throat.

But do you know what is the main trigger of all that human beings feel in winter?
The low humidity of the air, due to the lack of rain, causes a higher concentration of polluting gases in the air we breathe, but an aggravating factor has a large part of the responsibility as a cause of respiratory diseases in humans. The fires.

That's why Copaíba encourages people to take measures to prevent fires that occur very often in winter. Until today, even before the beginning of winter, our region has already had cases of fires. In Socorro-SP there were 23 foci.

We are going through a difficult time, with Covid 19, which directly affects our lung. With the cold along with fires that increase air pollution, the damage to our health can be even worse.

Vegetation helps us balance the climate and sequester carbon dioxide from the atmosphere for our benefit.
Let's keep the vegetation and avoid the main customs that are the biggest causes of fires in our region:

– Do not set fire to clear land. This is a crime, punishable by a fine.

– Do not burn 'garbage', reserve recyclables for selective collection. Use organics to make fertilizer for plants. Reserve the remainder for tailings collection.

– In rural areas, there is also selective collection for recyclables. You can leave your 'garbage' in appropriate places that have buckets, they will be sent to the municipal sanitary landfill.

– Dropping balloons is a crime! And you can be arrested.

– Do not throw cigarette butts on the ground, much less close to any type of vegetation.

– Know that a metal can or a glass bottle can reflect sunlight and a spark can turn into a burn. Do not throw garbage on the floor.

– If you see a fire, immediately call your city’s reporting numbers

Winter is not fire!
Avoid and report fires.
We ask, please cooperate!


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