Air pollution is a mix of particles and gases that can reach harmful concentrations.
Soot, Smoke, Mold, Pollen, Methane, and Carbon Dioxide are a few examples of common air pollutants.
According to the world health organization 4.3 million premature deaths were caused by air pollution in the year 2016.
Air pollution has been linked to higher risk of cancer, heart disease, stroke, and respiratory disease.
Climate change is also effecting what gets mixed into the air. For example, people in North America could be more likely to be exposed to ticks that carry Lyme disease and mesquites that transmit viruses such as West Nile.
Many things cause air pollution such as Volcanoes, coal burning Factories, gas guzzling cars and home appliances that use methane gas.
Luckily many countries are combating this epidemic and the world is on its way to being a cleaner place. Much of today's technology is being replaced with electric alternatives which is effectively reducing the amount of air pollution in the air today.
Stay educated and keep your children safe on days of bad air quality.