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Children in poverty have increased risk to infant mortality due to frequent and severe chronic diseases such as asthma (American Academy of Pediatrics, 2018). According to the World Health Organization, lower respiratory infections were among the largest causes of mortality in children. The largest contributors to air pollution being second hand smoke and exposure to cookstoves. Poverty stricken areas have house related exposure to air pollutions such as mold and crowding can lead to pneumonia, upper respiratory infections, and eventually to chronic diseses. Providing clean air for young children, including quitting smoking by the parents, will improve health for the school aged child. According to the American Lung Association, asthma is the most chronic condition among children.
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