When we think of air pollution, we often think of looming coal plant towers spilling thick black smoke into the air. We also visualize the exhaust from semi-trucks struggling to gain speed and the cloudy haze settled over highways. But most air pollution is invisible to the naked eye. It’s caused by man-made forces and from nature. It comes from gases, dust particles, smoke from fires, and volcanic ash. Poor air quality can worsen your child’s asthma symptoms. It can be the catalyst for breathing issues and hospital visits. Prepare, protect, and take precautions if you live in an area with unhealthy air.
While the pandemic has created many opportunities for improving indoor air quality in our homes and workplaces, there is a hidden danger: disinfection. While disinfection is clearly necessary to combat the coronavirus, the ubiquitous use of disinfectant products has elevated the severity of indoor air pollution, especially for the cleaning crews breathing in these chemicals daily.
People today have access to more information than we ever thought possible, but this can cause people to lose touch with the world around them. And without attachment or investment in the things happening around us, it’s very hard to make change happen.