Why care about the air you breathe?

Why care about the air you breathe?

Air is vital to all living things on our planet, and yet more often than not we take it for granted. But just because we can’t see it, doesn’t mean it doesn’t have a huge impact on our health. Not surprising really, when the average adult breathes around 11,000 liters of air every day.

Air pollution affects your health

Air pollution is a major cause of premature death and disease, and is now considered the world’s largest environmental health threat. It’s estimated to cause seven million premature deaths each year, many of which are children under the age of five years old. A staggering nine out of ten people worldwide do not breathe clean air, while 80 percent of urban residents are exposed to dangerous levels of air pollution.

So, what’s the solution?

The first thing to do is to educate yourself about the risks of unclean air and the second is to take appropriate measures to protect yourself and others. Below you can read more about the different kinds of air hazards, how they affect your health, and advice for staying safe.

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