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How To Protect Children From Pollution

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Day and night, your children are breathing in toxins, both outside and in your home. Harmful substances in the air such as car exhaust, chemicals from factories, dust, pollen and mould affect breathing and harm your child’s health.

According to an article titled Indoor Air Pollution: How to Protect Your Children published in www.healthychild.com: “Children breathe in and retain more air pollution per unit of body weight than adults. Polluted air has a greater impact on children because their lungs and systems of elimination are still developing.”

Here are some simple things you can do to reduce your child’s exposure to air pollution. Choose to live in a green area. Open windows for at least 15 minutes every day to ensure better air quality and humidity levels in your home. Ensure your house is dusted, mopped and vacuum cleaned regularly. Install and run exhaust fans in the kitchen and bathroom. Keep pets clean and wash stuffed toys regularly.

If ozone pollution is high in your area, see that your child is outdoors only early in the morning or after sunset. If you are caught in a traffic jam, keep your car’s window panes closed. Use handkerchiefs, masks and glasses to protect your child from dust and smoke, especially if she is prone to asthma. Instead of using artificial air purifiers, keep certain plants at homes such as bamboo plant, spider plant and aloe vera. Lastly, and most importantly, make your kids practise breathing exercises.

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The Impact Of Air Pollution On Children

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