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Is air pollution linked to asthma?

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Asthma symptoms and hospital admissions go up during times of heavy air pollution. Ozone is the major destructive ingredient in smog, and it can also boost the chances of infection. Sulfur dioxide irritates the airways and constricts the air passages

Indoor air pollution from cigarette smoke, mold, fumes from household cleaners and paints, and nitrogen dixoide from gas stoves can cause allergic reactions and asthma.

From: Asthma Risk Factors WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: Smolley, L. , Norton, 1999. Porsbjerg, C. , 2006. Kirkpatrick, G.L. 1996. Weiss, S.T. , 3rd ed., Little Brown, 1993. Litonjua, A.A. 2006. Beuther, D. , April 1, 2007. WebMD Medical News: "Toxins in Dust Raise Incidence of Asthma."  CDC: "Asthma: Risk Factors."







Breathe Right NowChestPrim CareBronchial Asthma Mechanisms and TherapeuticsAm J Clin NutrAmerican Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology: "Atopy."

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on February 28, 2018

SOURCES: Smolley, L. , Norton, 1999. Porsbjerg, C. , 2006. Kirkpatrick, G.L. 1996. Weiss, S.T. , 3rd ed., Little Brown, 1993. Litonjua, A.A. 2006. Beuther, D. , April 1, 2007. WebMD Medical News: "Toxins in Dust Raise Incidence of Asthma."  CDC: "Asthma: Risk Factors."







Breathe Right NowChestPrim CareBronchial Asthma Mechanisms and TherapeuticsAm J Clin NutrAmerican Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology: "Atopy."

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on February 28, 2018

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