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Is air pollution a cause or a trigger of asthma?


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2009-10-25 17:13:04
2009-10-25 17:13:04

Neither actually it is not a cause of Asthma nor does air pollution trigger it.

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Pollution can cause Asthma, because dust and toxins in the air from chimneys and Car exhausts can get into your lungs and cause asthma attacks. You are highly unlikely to get Asthma if you live in a place with little pollution and clean air.

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Air pollution, where severe, can cause serious health effects on a population. If air pollution is severe, you can get eye irritation and/or have trouble breathing. People who smoke or suffer from respiratory problems (such as asthma, lung disease, bronchitis, etc.) are more sensitive. Of course, effects of air pollution will vary for the individual. While air pollution may or may not cause asthma, it is more likely to trigger an attack if you already have asthma (but not as much as an infection or allergen.) Smoking will have a much more serious effect on your health than air pollution. If you give up smoking, you will greatly cut down your risk of lung and heart diseases, and it will make you less likely to suffer effects of air pollution.

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It's the other way round: air pollution increases the number of people getting asthma.

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scientifically nobody knows how many people die no matter what. especially by asthma, it is different every year. and air pollution is not a common cause by triggering asthma actually running and yelling and stress is. get things straight no worries !

We cause air pollution by using vehicles that release gases that cause and increase air pollution. By using electricity we also cause air pollution ( computers).

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Pollution can trigger asthma, also anything that is either breathed into the body or absorbed throught the skin filters through the liver depending on the severity or length or exposure one might have liver problems. Certain airbourn toxins are kown to cause cancer.

No, but it can set off an asthma attack.

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