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what health problems are related to air pollution?

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Dr. William Simon
Integrative Medicine 32 years experience
Breathing problems: The biggest problems from air pollution are respiratory in nature. It can cause asthma attacks and make it more difficult for people with COPD to breathe as well. Humidity also has an affect on breathing.

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A 38-year-old member asked:

Should I buy fruits high in water from places with a lot of pollution?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Your choice?: If i had a choice, i'd want it from an area that was pollution free. However, foods are checked regularly by the usda. If unsafe, they would not be able to sell it. More risks from pesticides if used!
A 37-year-old member asked:

Does air pollution lead to stroke?

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Dr. Michael Chen
Neurology 22 years experience
Not directly: Air pollution takes its toll mostly on the lungs. If it leads to stress, and elevated blood pressure, then the hypertension can contribute to stroke. If it leads to less exercise, then it may contribute to the risk factors that can cause stroke.
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Qhy does air pollution cause headaches in some people?

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Dr. Gary Kilgo
Specializes in Neurology
Allergies: Pollution may trigger an allergic response. If the nasal passages respond with swelling and nasal discharge it can lead to a sinus headache. It is important to keep the nasal passages clean by using a saline nasal spray to remove allergens and prevent progression to a sinus infection.
A 31-year-old member asked:

How high is the air pollution in indoor parking garages and toll booths?

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Dr. Ernie Ordonez
Bariatrics 57 years experience
Higher: Very high, if you are in la. Parking garages of course also higher.
A 44-year-old member asked:

Do you think the world should strive for no air pollution someday?

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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Not likely: That's not a question rightly posed to a medical forum, as it is best discussed under a political or environmental group. However, every doctor would want there to be no pollution for the betterment of the health of their patients and families.

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