Children are Especially Vulnerable to Long-Term Health Issues from Air Pollutants.
More than 57 days of unhealthy air quality in California has health experts concerned, particularly about the long-term impacts on children: "Kids are very vulnerable to air pollution because the damage done when they’re developing can’t be undone. The effects are lifelong and they include loss of lung function, asthma, obesity, diabetes and neurological disorders,” Frank Gilliland, an expert in children’s respiratory health at USC says.
Gilliland adds that new evidence shows long-term health damage and disease systemic in the body, even at lower levels of pollution and that kids in smoggy places like L.A. suffer about 10% less lung function.
This is why we are so passionate about #SeriouslyCleanAir - all children deserve to grow up in an environment that enables them to thrive and reach their full potential.
CBS LA article