Niua

Children breathe faster than adults and end up inhaling higher amount of contaminants that damage their developing airways, lungs and immune system.Children leave early for school when air quality is at its worst. They are more likely to breathe through their mouths which increases the amount of suspended particulates, they inhale as it passes the filtration in the nasal passages. Therefore, all schools especially upto the primary level should be shut in case the pollution level rises so that the children can be kept indoors and their outside play should be curtailed limited from 3.00 to 5.00 pm. N 95 mask should be used to reduce the effect of pollution while moving out in open.