How bad is air pollution for people living in Minnesota? Scientists from the MPCA and the Department of Health have taken an in-depth look at how air pollution impacts people throughout the entire state in a new report.
When we think of breathing polluted air, we often focus on how it affects our lungs, such as by making asthma or other lung conditions worse. But air pollution can also have severe effects on our hearts.
Breathing smoke from backyard fires can be hazardous to our health.
Exhaust from idling cars isn't good for anyone, but it's particularly unhealthy for young, developing lungs. Yet at schools and day cares, it's not uncommon to see cars lined up for long minutes right where kids are loading and unloading.