BE PART OF THE SOLUTION
Transportation accounts for more than half of air pollution in the United States, and automobiles are the primary mobile source. This type of pollution, commonly referred to as traffic-related air pollution (TRAP) contains numerous pollutants including particulate matter, carbon monoxide, oxides of nitrogen and greenhouse gases.
A new report and resources describe how pollution from transportation harms kids' health in the Commonwealth. The report finds that pollution from vehicles in Virginia causes 2,600 child asthma attacks, 3,310 cases of child bronchitis/respiratory symptoms and 220 new cases of asthma in women and children every year. If vehicles coming from out of state are included, these health numbers effects are doubled.
Join Virginia AAP's Environmental Health Committee as we advocate for clean air for kids in the Commonwealth!