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.