Parents choose indoor physical education owing to bad air...

S Venkateshwari
Parents choose indoor physical education owing to bad air...

According to the C.S. Mott Children's Hospital National Poll on Children's health conducted by the university of Michigan health, two-thirds of parents reported at least one day in the previous two years where the air quality in their neighborhood was bad or dangerous. When air quality alerts were issued, the majority of parents kept their windows closed and limited their kids' outdoor time, but fewer than half of them suggested that their kids stay away from strenuous outdoor activities or use a home air filter. One in nine parents made their child wear a mask outside, while the other one in seven did nothing.

Two out of three parents are worried about how air quality issues may harm their kids, but fewer are sure of the precautions they should take to keep them safe. According to our survey, families frequently have problems with poor air quality. According to Susan Woolford, M.D., M.P.H., a pediatrician at U-M health C.S. Mott Children's Hospital and co-director of the Mott Poll, local news and weather reports may help parents assess the air quality in their community, but many of them appear unclear about how to safeguard their children when the quality of the air worsens.

She continued, "Children's developing organs make them more vulnerable to health concerns from exposure to contaminated air caused by wildfire smoke and other contaminants. Because of this, it is crucial to take safety measures to ensure their wellbeing when the air quality is poor.

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