(WXYZ) — Canadian wildfires led to dangerous air quality across the country. A recent national poll found many parents are worried about the impact these fires and poor air quality overall are having on their children’s health.
As a parent, I’m also concerned about how the wildfires and extreme weather conditions are impacting my kids. So, it’s not surprising to me that a poll conducted by the University of Michigan Health C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital found that:
- 73%, or 3 in 4, of parents are worried about how air quality problems could impact their child’s health
- 67%, or 2 in 3, of parents have noticed poor or unhealthy air quality in their local area, with wildfires being the most common cause
- Among parents who noted poor air quality, 1 in 5 believed it had a negative impact on their child’s health.
What’s important to understand is that air quality can …