One Hour Documentary
Pollution is killing tens of thousands of people every day. Cities across Asia and in Europe have had to shut down and stop traffic to manage "Airpocalypse" pollution events. New research is showing that even the air in North America may be deadlier than we knew.
Air pollution can change your DNA in just a few hours. A rise in dementia among dogs in Mexico City began a chain of research leading to a shocking discovery - that microscopic bits of air pollution can travel directly into our brains, and could cause dementia in humans.
But now there is a new weapon against pollution - small, portable air monitors that can show air contamination in real time, at street level. How deadly is the exhaust from vehicle exhaust, construction dust and even planes overhead?
Airpocalypse is a one hour documentary that looks at the most essential element for survival – air. Following average city dwellers, the program uses CGI to show the invisible particulates in the air, the effects on our bodies, and how new technology and a motivated public are changing the equation – for the better.