Kids health is in danger

The air we breathe at home or in the office can be dangerous for the health - in fact, more dangerous than the city outdoor air with over dozen million population. The problem is getting serious during the cold months, when windows and doors are tightly closed, and houses, schools, and office buildings are sealed to save energy.

Often we are not aware that our "regular cold" or other symptoms are caused by the very quality of the air we breathe inside and outside. Why continue to suffer, especially for your children, visiting a doctor hoping to find out the cause of any new upcoming problem with no real source known.
Our children spend more than half of the time at school and more than 90% of time indoors. As we are aware of the severe indoor air pollution problems, think about how badly it harms the health of the bright futuries!
More than 90% of the world's children breathe toxic air every day
A study published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Resuscitation Medicine indicated a figure of 146,397 people, 77% of whom were children under 2 years old who had been treated in Utah hospitals and clinics. Researchers collected data on the level of fine particulate matter (PM2.5), from sensors at 3 monitoring stations in the Wasatch State Front region. The area has significant changes in PM2.5.
In the second week of PM2.5 contamination level increasing, the researchers found a corresponding boost in respiratory infections.


Lack of knowledge

Parents, schools, pediatricians, and policymakers need to be aware of the source of pollution and take steps to prevent it. For example, garden equipment, especially leaf blowers, and other small handheld engines are the source of highly localized strong emission known to cause respiratory, cardiac diseases. But we or people around our area use them every day. According to the EPA, 80% of CO2 emissions are coming from the vehicles, while on a local level - and most of the kids do spend time until their late teens in local areas - are filled with gas ovens, barbecue fan neighbors and garden engines. Which are at this level isn't considered seriously harmful.

The buildings we live in are too sealed and insulated

As we wrote before about how the SBS started in 70s, as architects in NYC were building the city of dense energy-saving houses, which as it was thought could save energy and cut the bills. It didn't work out that way. Hospitals and schools, homes and offices from the happy 70s era of hippies left us with many difficulties. And the major part is in the quality of indoor air and new diseases for the new generations living and growing in those buildings.

Statistic - when doctors can't help

Year 2016. The rate of emergency room visits for asthma and all other respiratory causes was 760 visits per 10,000 children. The rate of emergency room visits for asthma alone was 74 visits per 10,000 children, and the rate for all respiratory causes other than asthma was 686 visits per 10,000 children.

Year 1996 (23 years earlier) indicators were 5.5 points lower than modern ones. Asthma and all other respiratory caused diseases were showing 114 visits per 10,000 children in 1996 comparing to 760 visits in 2016.

Unfortunately data for 2019 shows an increase in indicators of the number of visits among children aged 3 to 15 years.
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