Air pollution: The dirty truth

By: Ryan Holst

Air pollution comes in many forms; dirt, dust, ozone, and carbon monoxide to name a few.

Carbon monoxide is produced "any time you burn fuel in cars or trucks, small engines, stoves, lanterns, grills, fireplaces, gas ranges, or furnaces. CO can build up indoors and poison people and animals who breathe it."

Air pollution is an athsma trigger

"During the 1996 Summer Olympics Games in Atlanta, when peak morning traffic decreased 23% and peak ozone levels decreased 28%, emergency visits for asthma events in children decreased 42%. At the same time, children’s emergency room visits for causes other than asthma did not change." Think about it. Dirty air hurts kids with athsma. And thats not all