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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.


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

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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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.


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What is the best way to recover from excessive exposure to air pollution?

What is the best way to recover from excessive exposure to air pollution?

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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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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Sick since it got hot. Is it possible for people to be sensitive to air pollution?

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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Looking for air pollution level data?

EPA.gov: The following site is a good starting point. http://www.epa.gov/. ...Read more

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How can air pollution effect health? What are the health effects of air pollution?

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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Which ohealth problems are related to air pollution?

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

Higher: Very high, if you are in la. Parking garages of course also higher. ...Read more

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What effect, if any, does exercising in air pollution have?

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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Can sinusitis be caused by air pollution?

Yes: If the air pollution causes inflammation of the nasal cavity and sinuses... Then yes it can cause sinusitis. It is not a typical cause and if you are having recurrent episodes, i would explore other causative factors. ...Read more

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Dr. Ernie Ordonez
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Pollution (Definition)

Pollution is the introduction of chemicals and other materials into the environment that cause harm to living ...Read more


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