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Protect Yourself Outdoors

Postby Wilberforce » Tue May 06, 2014 7:30 pm

Protect Yourself Outdoors
People with asthma are particularly sensitive to the health risks of outdoor air pollution. Ozone pollution (smog) and particle pollution (soot), the most common air pollutants, are powerful asthma triggers, as are vehicle exhaust, wood smoke and fumes. Because outdoor air quality can be beyond your control, the best defense is knowledge. Knowing the current air quality outside can help you plan your day and make decisions about things like exercise, travel and time spent outside that will best protect your health. You can’t always see or smell air pollution. The best way to stay informed before you leave your home is by checking the air quality forecast. That forecast uses a color-coded air quality index(AQI) that can help you know how clean or polluted the air will be.

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• The Surgeon General has determined that there is no safe level of exposure to ambient smoke!

• If you smell even a subtle odor of smoke, you are being exposed to poisonous and carcinogenic chemical compounds!

• Even a brief exposure to smoke raises blood pressure, (no matter what your state of health) and can cause blood clotting, stroke, or heart attack in vulnerable people. Even children experience elevated blood pressure when exposed to smoke!

• Since smoke drastically weakens the lungs' immune system, avoiding smoke is one of the best ways to prevent colds, flu, bronchitis, or risk of an even more serious respiratory illness, such as pneumonia or tuberculosis! Does your child have the flu? Chances are they have been exposed to ambient smoke!
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