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Air pollution and asthma

T. J. N. Hiltermann

Air pollution and asthma

epidemiologic and clinical experimental studies with ozone

by T. J. N. Hiltermann

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Published by [University of Leiden] in Leiden .
Written in English

  • Air -- Pollution -- Health aspects.,
  • Asthma -- Environmental aspects.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementT.J.N. Hiltermann.
    LC ClassificationsRA576 .H53 1998
    The Physical Object
    Pagination163 p. :
    Number of Pages163
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL478465M
    ISBN 109090116958
    LC Control Number98204608

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Pollution: why it makes your asthma worse. Around two thirds of people with asthma tell us poor air quality makes their asthma worse, putting them at risk of an asthma attack. This is because pollution can quickly irritate your airways and trigger asthma symptoms.

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Exposure to traffic-related air pollution (TRAP) has been implicated in asthma development, persistence, and exacerbation. This exposure is highly significant as large segments of the global population resides in zones that are most impacted by TRAP and schools are often located in high TRAP exposure areas.

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This cuts the air getting into your lungs, causing symptoms of shortness of breath, wheezing, chest tightness and cough. 3 I Air Pollution and the Health of New Yorkers: The Impact of Fine Particles and Ozone Executive Summary Air pollution is a leading environmental threat to the health of urban populations overall and specifically to New York City residents.

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The American Academy of Family Physicians says you should talk with your doctor about: Symptoms of exposure to air pollution, which could include chest pain and coughing.

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