In the United States, there’s an air pollution crisis.
Over a million people are sickened daily with respiratory illnesses caused by air pollution.
The American Heart Association estimates that nearly one-third of adults are affected, and the Environmental Protection Agency says that by 2030, about 10 million Americans will die from air pollution-related illnesses.
Yet the problem isn’t just in the United.
In some countries, it’s worse.
According to a study published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology, the air pollution in some developing countries is worse than in the developed world.
For example, in Pakistan, the pollution is so bad that children have been diagnosed with asthma and other respiratory problems.
“The average annual air pollution levels in Pakistan are 2,000 times higher than the average air pollution concentration in the US,” according to the study, published by the National Bureau of Economic Research.
The study looked at the amount of particulate matter (PM 2.5 ) in the air in Pakistan.
According the World Health Organization, a higher concentration of PM 2.2 particles in the lungs is associated with asthma, bronchitis, chronic bronchiolitis, and emphysema.
This means that people living in low- and middle-income countries will have to take extra precautions to breathe better, such as choosing air filters, and buying regular masks.
This is a problem in countries like China and India, where pollution is even worse.
The authors of the study say that air pollution can affect the development of children and the health of their families.
“Children who live in areas with high PM 2:PM ratio have lower birth rates, poorer outcomes, and poorer cognitive development, compared to children living in areas without PM 2 [PM 2 ] pollution,” the authors wrote.
“We believe the effects of PM pollution on children’s health are significant and long-lasting, affecting the lives of the majority of children in developing countries.”
The authors also say that children in poor countries may suffer from respiratory problems, such a COPD, as well as increased risks of depression and mental health problems.
The researchers analyzed the data from nearly 6,000 health professionals in 13 countries.
They found that the air quality in some of the countries was far worse than the US, with PM 2 levels in some areas nearly 30 times higher.
“Our findings indicate that air quality problems in some low-income and middle income countries are more severe than in rich countries,” the study says.
The findings also suggest that air pollutants can affect a child’s cognitive development.
“Studies have shown that children who live near the city of Beijing are significantly more likely to develop symptoms of cognitive problems than children in other areas of the city, and to suffer from depressive symptoms as well,” the researchers wrote.
That’s why it’s important to limit the amount and types of air pollution that you and your family are exposed to, especially if you live in a poor country, the authors added.
“It is important to monitor children’s daily air quality to help determine how their exposure is affecting their health and development,” the report states.
It also says that the researchers found that children living near the cities of Beijing and Shanghai were significantly more susceptible to the effects that air-pollution pollution has on their mental health.
“Because air pollution and PM 2 are two of the leading causes of PM 10 and PM 1.5 in children and adults, it is important for governments to increase their efforts to reduce air pollution,” said co-author Roberta S. Green, a professor of environmental sciences at the University of Virginia.
“As an example, air pollution is a significant contributor to asthma in the city-dwellers of the Beijing metropolitan area.
But it is also the source of many other health problems including respiratory problems and depression, and in some cases children’s mental health.”
In China, the study also found that while children in rural areas were at the greatest risk, they also had the highest risk of being exposed to pollution-caused health problems, like asthma and COPD.
“Poor urban and rural households in China face the highest risks of air quality pollution-induced health problems,” the paper states.