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A 23-year-old female asked:

Before running up steep hill i take a very deep breath to get oxygen to my lungs however it is very polluted. would this have a significant increase in the amount of pollution i was exposed to? will it go straight into my organs?

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology 37 years experience
Air pollution exposure may be increased by increasing your ventilation rate during running. A loose fitting mask may be worn during exercise to reduce this exposure. Running in more open spaces is another option.

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