World Health Day 2022: caring for the planet for our health

the World Health Day It is a day celebrated in all countries and dedicated to the promotion of health. It takes place every year on April 7 on the occasion of the anniversary of the creation of theWorld Health Organization (WHOSE). This day makes it possible to mobilize action around a public health issue that concerns the entire world. This year’s theme focuses on the link between Health of our planet and the Health humans, animals, plants, that is, all living things.

The WHO calls for a world where we control our health and that of the planet

cancer, asthma, heart disease… The WHO warns of the increase in these pathologies due to global warming. It is estimated that more than 13 million deaths worldwide each year “are attributable to preventable environmental causes. the climate crisis constitutes the greatest threat to health facing humanity”, warns the Agency (source 1). Also remember that the climate crisis is also a health crisis.

On this World Health Day 2022, the World Health Organization draws the attention of the international community to the measures that must be taken urgently to preserve the health of people and the planet. This year’s theme was also chosen to start a movement to build welfare.

How to maintain health to enjoy it better? This is the theme chosen by Aline Perraudin, Editorial Director of Santé Magazine, and Thierry Lhermitte, actor and Patron of the Foundation for Medical Research, who will answer all your questions during a Facebook Live on Thursday, April 7 at 6:00 p.m. Register now !

the global warming, pollution of the oceans… All these phenomena have an impact on our daily life and on our health. “More than 90% of people breathe air polluted by burning fossil fuels. In a warming world, mosquitoes are spreading disease farther and faster than ever. the extreme weather events, land degradation and water scarcity are displacing people and affecting their health. pollution and plastic They are found at the bottom of the deepest oceans, in the highest mountains, and have entered our food chain,” warns the WHO.

Our options offood it would also be harmful to our planet according to the World Agency. “Systems that produce highly processed and unhealthy foods and beverages are driving a wave of obesity, increasing cancer and heart disease, while also producing a third of global greenhouse gas emissions. Greenhouse effect” .

Here are some actions to take daily to improve your environment according to the Ministry of Ecology (source 2):

  • Ventilate your house. Every day, remember to ventilate your home for at least 10 minutes;
  • Limit the use of certain contaminants. Home fragrances, incense, or scented candles diffuse certain pollutants;
  • Prioritize home cooking. Homemade products contain fewer chemicals than processed products;
  • Repair items as much as possible ;
  • Take public transportation instead of the car.

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