Think air pollution doesn't affect you? Think again.

Think air pollution doesn't affect you? Think again.

New data show how severe of an impact pollution has on our health. According to the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, air pollution was responsible for 6.1 million deaths and accounted for nearly 12 percent of the global death toll in 2016.

Make no mistake, air pollution is not a developing countries' problem. The problem continues to plague the UK, becoming a serious public health emergency. In 2016, BBC News reported that "air pollution is contributing to about 40,000 early deaths a year in the UK".

Many health conditions linked to air pollution exposure, such as lung cancer and emphysema, are often fatal. Air pollution is especially dangerous to children’s respiratory and cardiovascular systems, hampering the optimal lung development. Follow these tips to protect your children and spread the word to family members and friends - especially those living in cities!
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