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TEXAS – HOW DIRTY IS YOUR AIR?

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The US has an overall average of around 9.5 micrograms per cubic meter of PM2.5 (as the particles are known), well below the WHO’s safety guidelines of 25 micrograms per cubic meter.

California has a higher rate of the particles in the air than any other state, with an average of 12.5 micrograms per cubic meter.

However it pales in comparison to Beijing, which reported over 600 micrograms per cubic liter on Monday.

http://www.unitedhealthfoundation.org/

Texas is not far behind at #42 but is improving.

Most airborne particles are coarse, and can actually be seen in the air as soot or smoke. But it’s the finer particles, or those less than 2.5 microns in diameter, that pose the greatest health risks: They can become lodged deeply in a person’s lungs or bloodstream and can cause a host of ailments. Short-term air pollution can aggravate the medical conditions of individuals with asthma and emphysema. Long-term health effects can include chronic respiratory disease, lung cancer, heart disease, and even damage to the brain, nerves, liver, or kidneys.

Takeaway:

Urge your lawmakers to regulate air quality.

Take action – drive hybrid, electric or partial hybrid vehicles. Sign up for Green energy.

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Author: txnaturalpediatrics

By training, I am a American Board Certified Pediatrician. But in my younger years I grew up with natural alternatives. As a mom I have tried to incorporate both for my kids and it has worked wonders. And finally, as I am studying natural & alternative medicines, I realize the beauty and wisdom of living closer to earth. Hence in my practice I integrate both...for acute ailments I follow American Academy of Pediatrics recommendation but for simple and/or chronic conditions I prefer natural alternatives. In western training we were raised to think that "health is the absence of symptoms and problems". But eastern sensibilities has educated me that "Health is state that allows one to use the full capabilities of their body, mind and intellect. Therefore, healthy living is a balanced state of well being: physically, mentally, socially and spiritually." This implies that healing is not a "one-pill-fits-all", but a personalized experience.

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