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Why is air pollution damaging to my body?


A line illustration of a person breathing in pollution. You can see the particles entering their lungs.

Air pollution is in the air that we breathe in.


The particles and gases enter our bodies and can damage our cells in different ways.


Any amount of pollution can be damaging to our health, but the more that you are exposed to, the bigger the risk and the larger the impact it can have on you and your family.


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