As summertime approaches and warmer weather moves in, air pollution becomes an increasing problem across the U.S. This podcast discusses the importance of people with asthma and other respiratory or heart conditions, checking the air quality in their respective areas. Created: 5/1/2014 by MMWR.
Date Released: 5/1/2014. Series Name: A Minute of Health with CDC.
A MINUTE OF HEALTH WITH CDC
Avoiding Dirty Air
Air Quality Awareness Week and Asthma Awareness Month --- United States, 2014
Recorded: April 29, 2014; posted: May 1, 2014
[Announcer] This program is presented by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
As summertime approaches and warmer weather moves in, air pollution becomes an increasing problem across the U.S. People with asthma, a condition affecting 1 in 12 Americans, are especially impacted by deteriorating air quality. Pollution can inflame the lungs, cause respiratory distress, and result in permanent lung damage. Each day, the Environmental Protection Agency produces an Air Quality Index for more than 400 U.S. cities. If you have asthma and other respiratory or heart conditions, check the air quality in your area to plan exercise and other outdoor activities.
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