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What can breathing too much chemicals cause?

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Dr. Alvaro Aranda
Pulmonology 36 years experience
Damage your airways: Any chemical could cause airway irritation, burning or even bronchospasm. Depends on person genetic susceptibility. With time could developed, chronic irritation, lung or airway destruction leading to emphysema, chronic bronchitis or lung fibrosis. Some irritants are known carcinogens. Thats why I opposed any smoking. Even electronic cigarretes can damage your lungs

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