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  1. Feb 2021
    1. So for a child, it matters where you live. It matters how much foul air you breathe in on days when there are no fires at all. It matters whether your family can afford an air purifier at home or whether they can whisk you away when ash rains down from the sky

      Emphasis on the right for clean air, and that whether or not a family can afford an air purifier impacts their health.

    2. They’re also filling the lungs of California’s children with smoke, with potentially grave effects over the course of their lives

      Looking at what I study with one of my majors in Communication Sciences and Disorders, I recognize and understand the struggles that they may have in the future with breathing as well as speaking due to the wildfires.

    1. The death of Ella, who was Black, shed a new, harsh light in Britain on howpollution disproportionately affects minoritiesand deprived families.

      The impact of of air pollution based on who it may impact the most

    2. The United Nations Environment Programwrote last yearthat if air pollution were to be declared a cause of Ella’s death, it would be “the first time that air pollution has ever been explicitly linked to a named individual’s death.”

      The United Nations Environment Program emphasizes the main point that air pollution being linked to Ella's death would be the first of its kind.

    3. Ambient air pollution, which contributed to Ella’s death, “accounts for an estimated 4.2 million deaths per year due to stroke, heart disease, lung cancer and chronic respiratory diseases,” according to the W.H.O.

      Pollution related deaths come from more than people with asthma, but also strokes, heart disease, lung cancer, and chronic respiratory disease.

    4. An asthmatic, she had been taken to the hospital nearly 30 times in less than three years and suffered numerous seizures

      Does this relate and increase how it impacts the pollution aspect compared to if it had been someone without asthma?

    5. he first person in Britain to officially have air pollution listed as a cause of death,

      How would this relate and compare to other countries in general? Or in more specific areas in places that have higher amounts of people dying from pollution?