Day 2 of Air Quality Awareness Week: “Know When You Can Breathe Easy”

Today is World Asthma Day. If you have asthma, you’re among the millions of people more at risk from both particle pollution and ozone. Here’s why: particle pollution can penetrate deep into the lungs, aggravating lung disease, triggering asthma attacks and bronchitis, and increasing susceptibility to respiratory infections. Ozone can inflame the airways, reduce lung function and make people more sensitive to allergens – all of which can be problems for people with asthma.

Read more on the Air Now website.

Tuesday, May 01, 2012