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Air Pollution and Kids
Children are particularly susceptible to the effects of air pollution, largely because of the size of their lungs compared to the size of their bodies.
Children have a larger surface area inside of their lungs in relation to the overall size of their bodies; they also take in more air for every pound of body mass than adults, meaning exposure to air pollution will have a more significant impact on their breathing and overall health.
Children also have narrower airways than adults, which means a swelling in the windpipes can block a higher portion of their breathing. For example, according to a report from the World Health Organization, if an adult has one millimeter of swelling in her airway, the diameter of the windpipe is reduced by roughly 19%. However, if a child’s airway is swollen by a millimeter, the diameter will be reduced by about 56%. The elderly are also at risk. While seniors don't have the issue with smaller lungs, they can be more sensitive to air pollution. As a result getting clean air in a nursing home is important.
Agcen HEPA air purifiers brings better indoor air to children.