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On Some Days, 90% of Us Breathe Unhealthy Air

We all breathe--in fact we take in more than 2,000 gallons of air every day--and we are all at risk from polluted air. Over time, exposure to dirty air irreversibly reduces lung capacity, lowers stamina, and leaves us more vulnerable to long-term respiratory problems.

Graphic showing the human respiratory system, next to car traffic

Next Next - Our Amazing Lungs...

Impact on Health

  Our Amazing Lungs

  Who's Most at Risk?

  What Happens When We Breathe?

  The Nitty Gritty on the 6 Most Harmful Pollutants

  Air Pollution Advisories

  What the Scientists Say

Impact on Environment

Impact on Economy 

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