Many communities use behavior change education campaigns to build awareness of air pollution problems, and the collective need for everyone doing their share for cleaner air.
These tips are primarily meant for people who live in developed countries, but everyone in the world can reduce air pollution with less burning of fossil fuels like petroleum, coal and natural gas.
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Children, the elderly, and people with existing diseases are even more vulnerable and susceptible to harm from breathing unhealthy air. And low-income communities and communities of color often experience higher exposure to air pollution and bear a greater burden of the health and economic impacts.
“I fight for clean air, because I want all children across the U.K., no matter where they live to grow up healthily and happy. Air pollution has been shown to result in stunted lung growth in children, cause cancer, diabetes, respiratory illnesses and has even been linked to mental health issues in teenagers. That is just wrong. Breathing is the most essential for all of us, but in our current set-up with a high reliance on cars and enjoying comforting but often unnecessary wood burning, the air millions of us breathe – is not actually safe to breathe."
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Imagine a world where everyone on earth can breathe healthy air. Today, nine of 10 people in the world breathe unhealthy air, according to the World Health Organization.Together, we can act together to stop air pollution and simultaneously help reduce the impacts of climate change it.
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