Air pollution

By: Lindsey Heintz

how does pollution affects health?

‌•"Air pollution can make it harder for people with asthma and other respiratory (breathing) diseases to breathe."

‌•"Air pollution can be harmful to heart health and may make it more likely that some people will have a heart attack or stroke. "

global environment issues

‌•"Cooking and heating indoors with solid fuels (like wood or charcoal) can make the air unsafe to breathe. "

‌•"Climate change is projected to harm human health by increasing ground-level ozone and/or particulate matter air pollution in some locations."

‌•"Estimates that assume no change in regulatory controls or population characteristics have ranged from 1,000 to 4,300 additional premature deaths nationally per year by 2050 from combined ozone and particle health effects. "

Effects from air pollution

‌•" Carbon monoxide (CO), an odorless, colorless gas that can cause sudden illness and death, is found in combustion fumes produced by cars and trucks, generators, stoves, lanterns, burning charcoal and wood, gas ranges, and heating system"

‌•"Asthma is a serious environmental health threat, but it can be controlled by taking medication and by avoiding contact with environmental "triggers" such as dust mites, furry pets, mold, tobacco smoke, and certain chemicals. "

‌•" Mold grows anywhere there is moisture but can be prevented. Exposure to damp and moldy environments may cause nasal stuffiness, throat irritation, coughing or wheezing, eye irritation, or skin irritation. "

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How to Prevent air pollution

‌•Don't use a generator, charcoal grill, camp stove, or other gasoline or charcoal-burning device inside your home, basement, or garage or near a window.

‌•Don't run a car or truck inside a garage attached to your house, even if you leave the door open.

‌•Don't burn anything in a stove or fireplace that isn't vented and Don't heat your house with a gas oven