The quality of the air we breathe both indoors and outdoors has an impact on our individual health, particularly our respiratory health. Air pollution affects all of us and it is important that we be conscious of the things that impact the quality of the air we breathe both inside and outside.
Take steps to improve the quality of your indoor air and decrease your lung health risks. Controlling and eliminating some of the common pollutants found indoors in homes, schools, and offices will improve respiratory health.
There are many kinds of outdoor air pollution. Ozone and particle pollution are two common pollutants found in many parts of the U.S. Outdoor air pollution results when harmful chemicals, particles and gases are discharged into the air we breathe. The Air Quality Index, or AQI, is a scale used to report actual levels of ozone and other common pollutants in the air. The higher the AQI value, the greater the health concern. The scale is used to help warn people of dangerous levels of pollution.
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