Breathing. It’s something we all do, nonstop, from the moment we emerge from our first watery homes. But there are many things present in the air around us that could make doing this simple thing deadly.
Diesel exhaust belches from idling buses, big-rig trucks,airplanes and factories. Toxic mercury rains down from coal plants and sewage sludge incinerators. Pesticides, designed to kill living things, drift from nearby fields to cover playgrounds and schoolyards where our children play.
Rates of asthma, low-birth weight, infertility, neurological and behavioral disorders are on the rise. Merely coincidence? We don’t think so.
Use the resources in this section to learn about the risks to your family’s health from Air pollution, engage with others who share your concerns, and help the cause by taking action.