The effects of air pollution on young children

The effects of air pollution on young children

The body and brain of young children are especially vulnerable to PM2.5 and other air pollutants. This is because their lungs are still growing, and they tend to be very active and inhale a great deal of air.

Why are children at high risk?
One reason children are particularly vulnerable to air pollution is that they breathe more rapidly than adults and absorb more pollutants. But there are other reasons:

Why are fine particles so dangerous for children?

How to protect Your Child while at home?
Even if it feels safe and clean, remember that small particles are invisible and can easily enter your house. Here are ways to protect Your Child  inside the house:

How to protect your Your Child in the car:
Children are also at risk of dangerous levels of air pollution inside your car because of the toxic air from the traffic around which cars don’t filter properly:

How to protect Your Child while outdoors:

What air level is safe for Your Child
To make sure Your Child is fully protected against this invisible threat, try to keep the air “Good” (0 – 50 on the AQICN matrix). If you measure air quality with moderate or unhealthy air for sensitive groups (young children are in the most sensitive group), take precautions.

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