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Dr. Lester Kobzik
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Air Pollution (Overview)

Air pollution is the introduction of chemicals and other materials into the atmosphere that cause harm to living organisms and the natural environment.


Dr. Ed Friedlander
Board Certified, Pathology
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Do you think the world should strive for no air pollution someday?

Dr. Ed Friedlander
Board Certified, Pathology
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Do you think the world should strive for no air pollution someday?

No: We can minimize harm, and i'd hope we can make the air reasonably safe to breathe for everyone. Life's taught me that "zero-tolerance" never works. I would hate to live in a world that is so policed that i cannot relax around a campfire with my friends. ...Read more

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Air Pollution (Overview)

Air pollution is the introduction of chemicals and other materials into the atmosphere that cause harm to living organisms and the natural environment.


Dr. Mary Lambe
Board Certified, Travel Medicine
40 years in practice
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I am travelling to beijing. What can I do to protect against the effects of air pollution?

Dr. Mary Lambe
Board Certified, Travel Medicine
40 years in practice
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I am travelling to beijing. What can I do to protect against the effects of air pollution?

Airpocalypse: Air quality throughout se asia continues to worsen dramatically. 3.2 million people calculated to have died prematurely in 2010 due to effects of outdoor air pollution/poisoning. Beijing is on pace for its worst year ever; at times you can see less than 200 feet in front of you. Try: n95 industrial mask no heavy exercise extra fluids fresh fruit/ vegetables as anti cancer strategy limit stay. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Board Certified, Rheumatology
43 years in practice
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What is the best way to recover from excessive exposure to air pollution?

Dr. Thomas Namey
Board Certified, Rheumatology
43 years in practice
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Avoid polluted air!: Get out of the polluted air. If you are having continued pulmonary sx, and you did not say you were, see a physician. But avoid the polluted air. Do you live in la? Then it may be impossible! ...Read more

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Board Certified, Pathology
44 years in practice
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Looking for air pollution level data?

Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Board Certified, Pathology
44 years in practice
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EPA.gov: The following site is a good starting point. http://www.epa.gov/. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Sparacino
Board Certified, Family Medicine
32 years in practice
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Sick since it got hot. Is it possible for people to be sensitive to air pollution?

Dr. Michael Sparacino
Board Certified, Family Medicine
32 years in practice
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Yes: People are sensitive to air pollution in varying degrees. When its hot, the air is capable of carrying even more so it is especially dangerous. Stay indoors if you feel sick. ...Read more

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Dr. Cathie Lippman
Board Certified, Environmental Health
43 years in practice
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How can air pollution effect health? What are the health effects of air pollution?

Dr. Cathie Lippman
Board Certified, Environmental Health
43 years in practice
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How can air pollution effect health? What are the health effects of air pollution?

The small particles.: The small particles and acidic chemicals in air pollution are very irritating for our respiratory systems. That is why in heavily polluted cities there is an increased incidence of asthma and of infectious respiratory conditions. It is estimated that thousands of people who are vulnerable die from severe air pollution. ...Read more

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Dr. William Simon
Board Certified, Integrative Medicine
27 years in practice
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What health problems are related to air pollution?

Dr. William Simon
Board Certified, Integrative Medicine
27 years in practice
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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. ...Read more

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Dr. Ata Ulhaq
Board Certified, Pathology
37 years in practice
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Which ohealth problems are related to air pollution?

Dr. Ata Ulhaq
Board Certified, Pathology
37 years in practice
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Many : Please go to osha site it will inform you of all that reqires and there are many however we as occupation medicine physicians have a proleblem with what is listed as nuisance dust which has shown not to cause long term effect and for which proction is optional might be irritating on acute basis but not chronic one of this is titianium dioxide which is use to opacify liquids plastics paints it is a. ...Read more

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Dr. James Chen
Board Certified, Sports Medicine
10 years in practice
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What effect, if any, does exercising in air pollution have?

Dr. James Chen
Board Certified, Sports Medicine
10 years in practice
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What effect, if any, does exercising in air pollution have?

Worsen lung problems: Air pollution or poor air quality can affect lung health and exacerbate any lung conditions such as asthma or chronic obstructive lung disease. There is no strong scientific evidence for anything like the development of cancer or anything like that. ...Read more

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Dr. Ernie Ordonez
Board Certified, Bariatrics
52 years in practice
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How high is the air pollution in indoor parking garages and toll booths?

Dr. Ernie Ordonez
Board Certified, Bariatrics
52 years in practice
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Higher: Very high, if you are in la. Parking garages of course also higher. ...Read more

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Dr. Ernie Ordonez
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Pollution (Definition)

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