The World Health Organization released a report that estimated the annual premature deaths caused by air pollution as three million, many of which are children under five years old. Air pollution is associated with a higher incidence of heart disease, stroke, asthma, emphysema, and various types of diseases and cancers. Air pollution has harmful impacts on human lives directly or indirectly as it affects the food chain and disturbs the whole ecosystem. And air pollution formed over the years now has become a global issue. Air pollution is differentiated into outdoor air pollution and indoor air pollution. Outdoor... Read More | Share it now!
AQI, the abbreviation for air quality index, was developed to indicate real-time air pollution as well as to warn people of the potentially poor air quality on a short-term basis. Many media outlets, like USA Today or CNN, provide AQI reports every day, so netizens are able to check the index online. On the website www.airnow.gov, for example, real-time air quality information is provided. And people who live outside the USA can find similar websites. How... Read More | Share it now!
Just as we all know, air pollution happens everywhere nowadays. According to a recent report released by the World Health Organization, outdoor air pollution is now becoming a leading environmental cause of cancer deaths. People have become increasingly concerned with the quality of the air. In Beijing, many foreign expats choose to leave simply because of the continuous, severe smog. When the level of outdoor air pollution is high, people tend to stay at home. But a study conducted by the US Environmental Protection Agency has shown that indoor air is often two to five times more polluted than the air outside, if not more. When you combine this with the fact that average people spend about 90% of their time indoors, it becomes very important for people to realize the risk of any indoor air pollutant, and take certain measures to deal with them. Common... Read More | Share it now!