Air pollution exposure in infancy can lead to lifelong respiratory disorder. As a culture, we tend to focus on pollution we can see, such as that in China, rather than the chemical parts of pollution that are invisible.

This chemical component of air pollution, especially NO2, is associated with higher asthma rates in cities and suburbs of the US. Even so, there are some housing situations where indoor air pollution, rather than outdoor or traffic pollution, is a larger hazard.

To help with this, we at Blue Skies have put together a helpful infographic to discuss the types of air pollution and the steps you can take to defend against it.




  1. Resources for quitting smoking
  2. Breathe Easy in Massachusetts to remove harmful indoor pollutants,
  3. Information on the New York State Healthy Neighborhoods program
  4. An article detailing NO2 pollution and asthma links.


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