A 49-year-old member asked:
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Where are your lungs located?

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Dr. Brian Bezack
17 years experience in Pediatric Pulmonology
Chest: They are located inside your chest cavity called the thorax. Basically they are tucked underneath your ribs on both sides.
Answered on May 5, 2019
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