Air pollution is a major issue around the nation, despite an effort to reduce the problem. The American Lung Association's (ALA) State of the Air report was recently released and even though air quality in the U.S. is the cleanest on record, nearly 41 percent of all residents still live in areas with above-healthy levels.
One city that continues to deal with major pollution, mainly caused by vehicle emissions, is New York City. The ALA recently addressed this problem by informing all residents that air pollution levels are predicted to increase dramatically during the summer months.
"With these increased temperatures comes the increased threat of hazardous levels of ozone pollution," Jeff Seyler, president and CEO of the ALA of the Northeast, said in a statement.
In an effort to keep citizens informed and perhaps encourage them to stay inside on certain days, the ALA developed an app, "State of the Air," that works to track daily ozone and particle pollution levels based on an individual's zip code.
Those worried about a spike in air pollution this summer can invest in professional-grade air purifiers like the IQAir GC MultiGas to keep harmful side effects such as wheezing, coughing or asthma attacks at bay.