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What can I do to protect my lungs from pollution?

What can I do to protect my lungs from pollution?

Lung pollution: Avoid inhaling toxic air. Live where you can get good clean air. Do not smoke and live with second hand cigarette smoke. If you have allergies or asthma, treat these conditions appropriately. Avoid working where you will inhale fumes. If you use chemicals at home for projects or hobbies, make sure you have plenty of ventilation. ...Read more

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Lung (Definition)

Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more


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Hi, i lived in smoke pollution city. Could i know how to keep healthy lungs?

Hi, i lived in smoke pollution city. Could i know how to keep healthy lungs?

Nose mask: Hi, Sometimes if you are in heavily smoke area, nose mask might help. always wear protective devices as much as you can. ...Read more

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What happens once air pollution goes into the lungs?

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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Can lungs exposed to pollution clear the tar and stuff from tobacco smoke as well as on the farm?

Can lungs exposed to pollution clear the tar and stuff from tobacco smoke as well as on the farm?

Can't hurt.: It is known that immediately stopping smoking will add years onto one's lifespan. Depending on the amounts used over time, the lungs will suffer some degree of damage that can not be replaced. Breathing in noxious fumes, such as farm dander, can also be deliterious to the lungs over time. ...Read more

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If I smoked in my 20s then moved away from major cities and pollution at 40, is my risk for lung cancer high?

If I smoked in my 20s then moved away from major cities and pollution at 40, is my risk for lung cancer high?

Higher than normal: Any time you smoke, you increase the risk of lung cancer. Even if you quit, the risk is still higher than someone who has never smoked. But, this doesn't mean that you should, then, keep smoking. The sooner you stop smoking the better. And the issue of whether someone develops lung cancer or not depends on many factors in addition to smoking, such as genetic disposition, etxc. But stop smoking. ...Read more

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How can air pollution cause lung cancer?

How can air pollution cause lung cancer?

The same way cigs do: Any high level inhalation of hydrocarbon combustion prodicts (tobacco, diesel, wood stove) can lead to cancer, but obviously with cigarettes you are looking at enormous amounts of combutsion product over many years. Urban dwellers get lung cancer at a higher rate than rural folks, but the effect pales compared to the effect of smoking. ...Read more

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Indoor air pollution lung problems frm this?. window in bedroom doesn't open 4months didn't open oth Windows/doors now do. Also fans. Will this help?

No concern: Unless you had some thing burning in the room, like a kerosene lamp or heater, there is no cause for concern for the situation you described. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Can the average person breath enough air pollution to give them lung cancer in their lifetime?

Possible: Depending on genetic predisposition, it is possible for a person to get lung cancer from breathing polluted air. The risk is even higher if the pollution has radioactivity, such as radon gas. About 10% of the lung cancers occur in non-smokers. ...Read more

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Do air purifiers (or air cleaners) reduce a person's chance of lung cancer? Would having high quality air purifiers at home and in my office at work reduce my chance of getting cancer? I live in an area with bad air pollution. I don't know if these devic

Do air purifiers (or air cleaners) reduce a person's chance of lung cancer? Would having high quality air purifiers at home and in my office at work reduce my chance of getting cancer?  I live in an area with bad air pollution. I don't know if these devic

Unknown, can't hurt: The best way to reduce the risk of lung cancer is to avoid tobacco smoke, either smoking yourself or second hand smoke. In areas with high pollution, hepa filters may sounds reasonable but unless you live in a bubble you'll still be exposed to inhaled pollutants. There is no evidence that filters prevent lung cancer, but may help other issues like allergies, asthma, and general qol! ...Read more

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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