With the overflow of information on air pollution, health, and related clean air regulations, it can all be a little overwhelming to keep up with, right? No worries! We have gathered twelve of our most informative tweetable stats on clean air and children’s health.
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1. Asthma accounts for an annual loss of more than 14 million school days per year
2. Over 400,000 newborns are affected by mercury pollution every year
3. The fracking process can release volatile organic compounds into the air
4. The annual direct cost of asthma in the US is approximately $11.5 billion
5. The Clean Air Act has delivered $30 in measurable health and economic benefits for every $1 invested
6. 2011 set the record for the most billion-dollar weather disasters—14 of them, in one year
7. Ozone has been linked to a host of maladies, including premature mortality and heart failure
8. Asthma is the most common chronic disease in childhood—and its incidence is increasing
9. Children and the elderly are most at risk from ozone pollution
10. Coal-fired power plants emit 72% of all toxic mercury air pollution in the United States
11. 41% of people in the US live in areas with unhealthful levels of ozone
12. Poor indoor air quality in schools is linked to decreased concentration and poor test results
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