How does air pollution affect babies?
Babies are particularly vulnerable to air pollution because their organ systems are rapidly developing. They also breathe more air per pound compared to adults, meaning their bodies may take in more pollution. Air pollution can harm the health of babies in many ways, such as by interfering with normal lung development and increasing the risk of respiratory infections.
How does climate change affect babies?
Babies are particularly vulnerable to climate change due to many factors. They are more vulnerable to heat-related illness compared to adults, because their temperature regulation systems are not fully developed. They are at risk of injury during extreme weather events, and may be more vulnerable to vector-borne diseases made worse by climate change.
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