Clean Air

Kids and Smog

A recent study conducted by the American Lung Association shows that as many as 27.1 million children age 13 and under, and over 1.9 million children with asthma are potentially exposed to unhealthful levels of ozone.

For their body size, children inhale several times more air than adults do and have a higher breathing rate than adults. This results in a greater dose of pollution delivered to their lungs. In addition, they spend more time outdoors than any other segment of the population according to a South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD) study.


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What can you do to protect your children?
  1. Check the air quality index daily for smog alerts, ozone levels and high particulate matter counts.
  2. If levels are high, keep children indoors, at least during the middle part of the day when heat and sun (and consequently smog) are at their strongest.
  3. Get involved with air quality improvement programs in your community. This can include recycling programs, car pooling, legislation advocacy and many other activities.
  4. Encourage your children to learn about clean air and join the Clean Air Kids Club. It's important the future generations learn how to take care of our air.

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