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In Senegal, a new pollution peak is announced in Dakar. This Sunday, January 19, the atmosphere is deemed "bad" by the Management Center of the

By RFIPosted on 19-01-2020Modified on 19-01-2020 at 11:47

In Senegal, a new pollution peak is announced in Dakar. This Sunday, January 19, the atmosphere is deemed "bad" by the Air Quality Management Center. In question: the winds, coming from Mauritania, loaded with dust which retain the pollutants generated by automobile traffic.

The authorities recommend that fragile residents, the elderly and children not be exposed to the outside air for too long. Physical activities are also not recommended . However, on the ground, pollution does not stop the sportsmen of the cornice of the capital .

Between the ocean and the four expressways, the free weight machines are stormed. Busy program for Ngaska Loum: " I did push- ups , I lifted the weights too and I did the abs ".

Veil of dust and particles

In front of the sun is a veil of dust and particles. Diegane Diop finished his exercises: “ Even when running, for example, we feel that the air we breathe is not fresh air. But hey, since we have no choice, we are also obliged to eliminate the fat, otherwise we will risk having a shape that we do not want anyway . ”

San, 56, the dean, has a theory: " Here, I live by the sea. It is better because the wind pushes pollution and therefore it also pushes pollution towards the center ".

" We will inhale a lot more particles "

For Fatimata Mbaye, pulmonologist, the practice of sport is dangerous under these conditions: “ When you do sport, you increase your ventilation, that is to say your ability to take much more air. Consequently, we will inhale a lot more particles that are harmful to respiratory health . ”

You will have to wait before you can run safely. According to the authorities, the air quality should improve slightly, from Monday.

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    Source: rfi

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