Tuesday, October 24, 2017

The World Is Not Ours Alone: How Air Pollution Can Affect Our Pets

(Some times we forget that dirty air doesn't just harm people.  Guest blogger Lucy Wyndham explains the impact of air pollution on pets.)

The negative effects of pollution on human health are well-known. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), lung cancer and asthma attacks are just a few of the health conditions millions of people are forced to face owing to toxic air. Pollution is not just a human problem, however; rather, it also affects our pets, potentially shortening their lives by many years.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Important Reminder: How Outdoor Air Pollution Can Affect Your Lungs

(This guest post by Lucy Wyndham is an important reminder of the dangers associated with dirty air. Lucy has assembled other important information at Pneumonia in seniors )

How Outdoor Air Pollution Can Affect Your Lungs
Air pollution remains to be a threat for a majority of people in the US. According to a report released by the American Lung Association, almost half of the population lives in areas where air pollution levels are often dangerously high. As the World Health Organization notes that air pollution kills about 7 million people worldwide, it is imperative to take concrete steps to keep the air clean and prevent it from becoming unfit to breathe in. While some people may reason that they’re unlikely to be affected by outdoor air pollution as they spend a majority of their time indoors, the negative effects of breathing in polluted air cannot be ignored. Here’s how outdoor air pollution can affect your lungs and your overall health.

Dmitry Ermakov