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Health Hazards of Air Pollution

Introduces health hazards associated with indoor and outdoor air pollution.

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air pollution

Pollution caused by chemical substances and particles released into the air mainly by human actions, such as the burning of fossil fuels.

asthma

Illness in which the bronchioles are inflamed and become narrow.

bronchitis

Inflammation of the membrane lining of the bronchial tubes of the lungs.

emphysema

Chronic lung disease caused by the breakdown of the lung tissue.

ozone

Pollutant in the lower atmosphere; created when some pollutants react with sunlight.

respiratory system

Organ system that brings air to sites where gas exchange can occur between the blood and cells (around body) or blood and air (lungs).

smog

Type of air pollution derived from vehicular emissions and industrial fumes.

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