Many people are facing a double whammy of air quality threats that will worsen with climate change:
- 11 counties -- including the three most populous, Montgomery, Prince George's and Baltimore -- suffer from unhealthy smog levels.3
- Asthma sickens an estimated 126,200 kids and 402,200 adults.4
Protect your family from air pollution:
- Check news reports on the radio, TV, or online for pollen reports or daily air quality conditions. Or visit EPA's Air Now for air quality info and avoid outdoor activity on bad air days particularly for people with asthma or other respiratory diseases.
- After spending time outdoors, wash off pollen that may have collected on your face, skin, or hair.