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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 (Definition)

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


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How deadly is beijing's air pollution?

How deadly is beijing's air pollution?

Not good: For most of the year Beijing has an air pollution index which would be unacceptable in the US. Chinese are willing to put up with it as a sign of progress and the fact that they are earning a living. There will be a burden of disease in the long run which will be tragic. ...Read more

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Is air pollution a major cause of asthma?

Is air pollution a major cause of asthma?

Yes: Various toxins (pollution) the air can trigger asthma attacks, however, the most common reasons for asthma attacks are viral illnesses and allergies. ...Read more

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What happens once air pollution goes into the lungs?

Depends on the: Pollutant. The major effects are inflammation, cell injury, carcinogenesis, exacerbation of asthma and copd, increase in coagulability of blood, heart attacks and a whole lot more. ...Read more

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Qhy does air pollution cause headaches in some people?

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. ...Read more

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What respiratory diseases can you get from air pollution?

What respiratory diseases can you get from air pollution?

See below: Depending on genetic susceptibility, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, chronic bronchitis, emphysema, lung cancer, asthma, and systemic effects such as increased coagulability of blood and heart attacks. ...Read more

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What affects does air pollution have on people with asthma?

What affects does air pollution have on people with asthma?

Air Pollution: Air pollution is a known trigger for asthma. There is a relationship between the development of asthma as well in people who live in highly polluted environments. Even in those without asthma, pollutants can be irritants and encourage bronchial irritability. ...Read more

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Does anyone know the effect on indoor air pollution on babies?

Does anyone know the effect on indoor air pollution on babies?

Serious: Indoor air pollution is our biggest environmental problem as we spend 90% or more of our times inside. And for infants and babies indoor pollution are much higher though especially if they have allergies and they are not mobile. Pollutions such dusts, molds, bacteria, viruses, air sprays, aerosol, even e. Coli and now the deadliest bugs, MRSA and c. Deficilis. Log on: www.Drernie.Co.Cc for more. ...Read more

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Why would the rise in asthma attacks not be caused by air pollution?

It may be!: There are many theories about the reason for an increasing number of asthma patients. These include increased use of antibiotics (hygiene hypothesis), use of Acetaminophen in children, air pollution (diesel particles and particulate matter pm2.5), allergies, etc. Air pollution is a clear contributor to respiratory disease including triggering asthma already present and perhaps inducing asthma. ...Read more

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