The electricity generation plants installed in La Paz and Comondú release toxic and chemical substances into the atmosphere, which, although sometimes not seen, end up in our lungs every day.
Something very important to keep in mind; fuel oil is a fossil fuel, and it comes from the residues of refining crude oil, that's why, when combusting, we can normally see that dark colored stain or sometimes slightly orange colors and reddish in the sky. Emitting mainly Carbon Dioxide (CO2), Nitrogen Oxides (NOX), Sulfur Dioxide (SO2), and Ozone (O3)
"In addition to being expensive and unstable, it is destroying the health of South Californians and destroying the environment"
Air pollution, while invisible, can be deadly. It is the cause of:
25% of deaths from heart disease
34% of deaths from strokes
36% of lung cancer deaths
* Information from the World Health Organization (WHO, 2021)
Source: Diagnosis of Energy and Air Quality in La Paz in 2021 (CERCA A.C.)
With the data from our air quality monitoring network, we discovered that, during 120 days of the year 2020. The number of toxic chemicals and substances harmful to health in the air of La Paz, Baja California Sur, exceeded the limits allowed by the World Health Organization (WHO) and Mexican Official Standards (NOM)
Air quality Monitoring Network
Residing within the territory of the bay of La Paz, we are mainly dedicated to monitoring air quality, through the first existing citizen monitoring network in the city, which informs citizens in real time about the state of air quality and environmental contingency states.