Here’s how many days some Central Texans were breathing highly polluted air last year October 5, 2021

KXAN Austin

“Not only does air pollution contribute to climate change, but it increases rates of respiratory disease, heart attacks, pregnancy loss, and even neurologic conditions and mental health problems. Air pollution also increases the risk of death among those who are infected with COVID-19. We need to take immediate action to shift away from fossil fuels and transition to renewable energy, to protect the health of our families and communities, as well as our planet,” said Dr. Lisa Doggett, President of Texas Physicians for Social Responsibility.

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