To do your part to reduce air pollution you could plant a tree, walk to work, or clean up some litter! What will you do to #beatairpollution? Comment below 👇⠀ Photo credit: @unenvironment⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ ⠀ ⠀
Not too hot, not too cold, not too much humidity. Why not get outside and enjoy it? Even if you only have 20 minutes, a brisk walk🏃‍♀️can also help you stay healthy and active! We recommend avoiding busy roads during your walk to reduce your air pollution exposure. Even a block over or simply avoiding rush hour 🚗 will help. ⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ ⠀ ⠀
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But driving could also be impacting your lungs. The air filter in your car is often overlooked, but it’s a critical part of keeping your exposure to air pollution at a minimum. Freeways can be full of toxic chemicals that you can breathe in, even when the windows are closed. But when it comes to car 🚙 maintenance, replacing an air filter is usually at the bottom of our list. The next time your car is getting a tune up, have them check your air filter too! Or if you’re more of a DIY-er, it’s super easy to do at home and costs around $10. 🔧⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ ⁣ ⁣
But we are anyway 😄! Single occupancy vehicles still account for most of the cars on the road during commute hours. And a lot of cars = a lot of air pollution 😷. Yikes! Public transit 🚈 is a great alternative to driving by yourself to work, but we know this isn’t an option for everyone. Carpool or vanpool are also great options! ⁣ Repost: @londonundergroundofficial⁣ 📷 @flo_schrdr⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ ⁣ ⁣
Cooking or even just turning on a stove or stovetop can give off fumes and particles that can be harmful. So make it a new habit to ventilate before you even start cooking! It will take awhile but before long, it will become second nature.⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣

While it's staying in higher levels of the sky in places like New York, if the small particles of dust get into the air you breathe, which is more likely for those of us in California, it can cause respiratory issues and symptoms like a sinus infection.
Look for weather warnings, stay inside when you can (maybe no morning runs outside this week), and be sure to dust your windowsills - with a damp microfiber cloth is best! Even with your windows closed, dust can sneak in and settle on small ledges.
We also want to take a second to say thank you to all of the first responders who are working to contain and put out all the wildfires burning across the country. We appreciate everything they are doing to protect us and our natural resources.
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