Everybody needs air to breathe and David Suzuki told us "We can live up to three minutes without air". Therefore, we can't take our air quantity for granted. Even more importantly, we should not take air quality for granted either.
Kanaka's elderly, our ill, our youngest, and all those with respiratory issues are immediately impacted when there is too much dust, particulates or smoke in the air. To view current air quality near you, view your location on the purpleair map here.