A member asked:

What happens once air pollution goes into the lungs?

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Dr. Craig Carter answered

Specializes in Thoracic Surgery

Filtering: Your lungs are extremely efficient in removing most inhaled particulate material. It gets moved back up the airway, and either coughed out, or more likely, swallowed. What remains in the lungs usually gets handled by your immune system.

Answered 9/28/2016

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh answered

Specializes in Pathology

Depends on the: Pollutant. The major effects are inflammation, cell injury, carcinogenesis, exacerbation of asthma and copd, increase in coagulability of blood, heart attacks and a whole lot more.

Answered 10/18/2016

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What can I do to protect my lungs from pollution?

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