Many people are facing a double whammy of air quality threats that will worsen with climate change:
- 16 counties have ragweed pollution; at least 7 counties suffer from both unhealthy smog levels and ragweed.3
- The number of poor air quality days in cities like Augusta could quadruple by late century.4
- Asthma sickens an estimated 25,900 kids and 106,300 adults.5
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.