Air pollution is a problem for all of us. The average adult breathes about 3,400 gallons of air a day. Children are at greater risk because they are more active outdoors and their lungs are still developing. The elderly are also more sensitive to air pollution because they often have heart or lung disease.
Although much of the pollution in our air comes from power plants, industrial sources and motor vehicles, the choices you as an individual make every day can increase or decrease air pollution and can protect or threaten your health. You have the power to change your home, transportation, and consumer habits to help reduce air pollution.