Air Pollution and Asthma
What is Asthma?
What are some types of air pollution?
-Ozone: Found in smog in big cities
-Particle Pollution: Found in smoke, dust, and haze
When either are in the air, people with asthma have increased symptoms, and people without asthma can develop symptoms.
When smoke from factories is in the air, is it considered heavy air pollution, and highly dangerous. Yet, factories are still very common, and nothing is being done.
People smoking can make people with or without asthma have trouble breathing and cause severe symptoms as far as death. Some restrictions are being applied, but not enough.
Cars are one of the main causes of pollution, which can cause severe asthmatic and breathing symptoms.
- Advocating for cleaner air, even just starting in your own town
- Don't smoke, and avoid people smoking
- Use alternate transportation like walking or biking
- If possible, avoid as many factory-made products
- Recycle plastics to reduce amount of factory needed products
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