Clean airpad users are being warned to avoid using their devices after a report showed the devices are contributing to global warming.
The United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) warned that in some areas of the world the clean air is having an effect on the quality of life, as more people rely on air-conditioning to help them cool off.
While the clean technology may be useful for cooling down and staying comfortable, UNEP said in a statement that people should avoid using the devices to clean their homes or even the streets, as they may not be safe enough to be used as a cleaner.
“This is a big concern as the clean-air technologies are becoming more prevalent in homes and workplaces, which may cause people to take their airpADs out of use, as some may find the technology too much,” UNEP deputy director general for climate change, Marlene Mitterlehner, said.
“Even when these devices are used for cleaning their homes, some people may not want to clean the entire home or work area.”
She said there was a need to take the technology seriously, as it could help reduce air pollution around the world.
“The clean air technology may also help mitigate the effects of the CO2 emissions associated with climate change.
But this technology is not yet ready for prime time,” she said.
According to a UNEP report, clean air and water have become increasingly important in the modern world.
It said it had received a total of 1,766 reports from more than 20 countries since January 1, 2016, which were made up of more than 1.2 million people.
The report, titled “Clean air and clean water are essential for human survival,” also noted that some countries are experiencing a drastic increase in the amount of people needing air treatment.
“A recent report in France found that about one third of the population is currently living with a respiratory illness, and the numbers are rising rapidly,” Mitterleehner said.
“It is important to note that these figures do not reflect all countries, and they are likely to vary from one country to another.”
She added that while air-treatment can help cool the body and reduce CO2 levels, it also increases the risk of pneumonia, bronchitis and other respiratory illnesses.
“Some of the symptoms of these respiratory diseases may include coughing, chest tightness and wheezing, while others may be more severe, such as wheezes and severe coughs,” she explained.
“It is not only for people with COPD, but for everyone who is exposed to air pollution.
There is no cure for CO2, and it is only a temporary solution to prevent the worsening of the conditions that are causing so many people to suffer.”
According to the UNEP, the world’s most polluted cities are in China, India, South Korea, Brazil and the United States.
The US, which has the second-highest CO2 level in the world, is seeing its air pollution increase, as a result of climate change and air pollution-related deaths.
“We have seen more and more people die in the United Kingdom as a direct result of CO2-related conditions,” Miterlehner said, adding that there was an increased incidence of lung cancer and other types of cancer.
“So people are really dying, particularly those who live in areas where air pollution is highest,” she added.
The WHO also warned that air pollution levels are on the rise around the globe.
“Global air pollution continues to rise at a faster pace than anywhere else in the developed world, and these rising levels are having an impact on public health, economic development and security in many countries around the planet,” it said.
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