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How the Air Pollution Crisis Can Affect You

According to the World Health Organization (WHO) 92 percent of the world's population breathe polluted air, and nearly 7 million deaths can be attributed to air pollution each year.  An overall toxic environment is responsible for at least 25 percent of deaths reported worldwide, and poor air quality is one of the greatest contributors to this risk. Your body is dependent on the air you breathe. Poor quality can damage your lungs, heart and other organs’ systems. Sources of pollution take the form of emissions from factories, cars, planes and aerosol cans. Secondhand cigarette smoke pollutes indoor air, as do volatile organic compounds emitted from many household items, such as carpeting, furniture and chemical cleaners.  Read more...

 

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