both indoor and outdoor air, are associated with respiratory problems in
Effects Pyramid” here illustrates how with decreasing severity of symptom,
there is an increasingly larger proportion of the population that is
affected. In other words, fewer people
die from the effects of air pollutants, however, many more people do suffer
some degree of respiratory impairment or illness.
respiratory symptoms in kids range from subtle, non-specific symptoms such as
sore throat, cough and wheeze, to increased frequency of asthma attacks,
physician and hospital emergency visits, permanent reduction in lung capacity
and an increased risk for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).