A 33-year-old member asked:
how can air pollution cause/affect asthma?
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Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Air pollution....,: Air pollution can cause airway inflammation and bronchospasm in susceptible people, resulting in an asthma exacerbation.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Is air pollution a major cause of asthma?
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Pediatrics 25 years experience
Yes: Various toxins (pollution) the air can trigger asthma attacks, however, the most common reasons for asthma attacks are viral illnesses and allergies.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
What affects does air pollution have on people with asthma?
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Allergy and Immunology 21 years experience
Air Pollution: Air pollution is a known trigger for asthma. There is a relationship between the development of asthma as well in people who live in highly polluted environments. Even in those without asthma, pollutants can be irritants and encourage bronchial irritability.
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Last updated Jan 26, 2014
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