(Note: graphics on poster courtesy of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)

EPAposter_tipsPolluted air can damage our bodies in many ways. Air pollution causes a range of respiratory symptoms, including coughing, throat irritation, chest tightness, wheezing, and shortness of breath. Recent studies have shown that air pollution can harm lung development in children, and can help cause early childhood asthma. Higher air pollution levels have also been associated with a higher incidence of heart problems, including heart attacks, and toxic air pollutants can increase the risk of developing cancer.APCD has posters available in English and Spanish showing health effects of common air pollutants. To receive printed posters (tabloid size) for public display, contact Mary Byrd at (805) 961-8833. You can also download the posters here (PDF files): Effects of Common Air Pollutants Efectos de los Contaminantes Comunes del Aire
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To receive materials, including posters and factsheets, and for more information, contact Mary Byrd at (805) 961-8833.