Fracking linked to asthma flare-ups - 19 July 2016
"The controversial method for mining natural gas known as fracking might trigger asthma flare-ups, according to a US study."
Doctors say hospitals should ban perfumes (October 08, 2015) - a lesson plan with AUDIO "Doctors in Canada have called for a ban on the use of perfumes and aftershaves in hospitals and clinics.
They say the chemicals in the scents can trigger asthma and allergies.
Air Pollution for Kids - animation
"You will learn about "Air Pollution" in this video. Cutting of trees is one of the major reasons of air pollution. Air also gets polluted due to the smoke released by many factories and industries. Burning of wood and fossil fuels is another reason of air pollution. Also, vehicles such as cars, buses, trucks etc. give out a lot of smoke that pollutes the air. Due to air pollution, human beings suffer from a number of diseases like asthma, bronchitis, cancer, skin diseases etc.
Air pollution also affects the growth of plants and causes damage to our beautiful historical monuments. As responsible citizens, it is necessary to take up some preventive measures to reduce air pollution and its effects. We must plant more trees, avoid bursting firecrackers, make more use of public transport and ensure that regular servicing of our vehicles is done. Lastly, factories and power plants should also be set up far from residential areas, which will help in reducing air pollution."