Air Pollution

2 billion children breathe toxic air worldwide, UNICEF says I

  1. Source: A new report from UNICEF
  2. Finding: Most of the 2 billion children in the world who are breathing toxic air live in northern India and neighboring countries
  3. Result: They risk serious health effects including damage to their lungs, brains and other organs
  4. New Delhi’s air pollution spikes every winter because of the season’s weak winds and countless garbage fires set alight to help people stay warm
  5. Children breathe twice as quickly, taking in more air in relation to their body weight
  6. Also, their brains and immune systems are still developing and vulnerable
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