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Air Quality Effects on Health

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Buildings silhouette cityscape. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), urban areas are the most susceptible because of all the pollution being emitted from cars, trucks and buses. Broad industrialized valleys penned in by mountain ranges tend to trap smog, making air quality poor and life miserable for those people working, working out, or playing outside on hot summer days. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), urban areas are the most susceptible because of all the pollution being emitted from cars, trucks and buses. Broad industrialized valleys penned in by mountain ranges tend to trap smog, making air quality poor and life miserable for those people working, working out, or playing outside on hot summer days. How does air quality affect your health, you may ask?

  • Breathing polluted air puts you at a higher risk for asthma and other respiratory diseases
  • When exposed to ground ozone for 6 to 7 hours, scientific evidence show that healthy people’s lung function decreased and they suffered from respiratory inflammation
  • Air pollutants are mostly carcinogens and living in a polluted area can put people at risk of Cancer
  • Coughing and wheezing are common symptoms observed on city folks
  • Damages the immune system, endocrine and reproductive systems
  • High levels of particle pollution have been associated with higher incidents of heart problems
  • The toxic chemicals released into the air settle into plants and water sources. Animals eat the contaminated plants and drink the water. The poison then travels up the food chain – to us
Those are just a few of the problems poor air quality can cause poor health. When it’s hot, as it’s been the last several weeks in Colorado our air quality can decline. Be careful when it’s hot and remember what poor air quality can do to your health.