What Are the Health Risks?
PM 2.5 exposure has long and short term health impact affecting the body in nearly every area:
The effect on our health goes well beyond the winter cough, asthma, headaches, eye irritation and shortness of breath we see in the short term.
PM 2.5 puts our entire bodies at risk of major health issues: Heart disease, stroke, kidney damage, cancer, infertility, birth defects and the list goes on.
In the short term, exposure to PM 2.5 even affects our cognitive and motor functioning. Studies have proven children’s test scores decline when exposed to high levels of PM 2.5!
Who is most at risk from air pollution?
Children are one of the most vulnerable groups to harm from air pollution. To know more, click here.
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