Air Pollution (Polluted Air)



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    • It can also cause other health problems including: Aggravated respiratory disease such as emphysema, bronchitis and asthma Lung damage, even after symptoms such as coughing or a sore throat disappear Wheezing, chest pain, dry throat, headache or nausea[]
    • Exposure to damp and moldy environments may cause nasal stuffiness, throat irritation, coughing or wheezing, eye irritation, or skin irritation.[]
    • Though beneficial in the upper atmosphere, at the ground level this gas irritates the respiratory system, causing coughing, choking, and reduced lung capacity.[]
    • See your doctor if you have symptoms of chest tightness, burning eyes, or a cough.[]
    • Depending on the level of exposure and the type of pollutant inhaled, these effects can vary, ranging from simple symptoms like coughing and the irritation of the respiratory tract to acute conditions like asthma and chronic lung diseases.[]
    Common Cold
    • Some of the side effects caused by indoor air pollution are little worse than those of the common cold, but long-term exposure can lead to a coma, lung cancer , and death.[]
    Respiratory Disorders
    • It causes many other health effects, premature births to serious respiratory disorders, even when the particle levels are very low.[]
    • Compared to the subjects from the outlying towns, the London subjects exhibited more severe respiratory symptoms (including cough, phlegm, and dyspnea), reduced lung function ( FEV 1 and peak flow rate), and increased sputum production and purulence.[]
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    • Tropomi, which is short for "TROPOspheric Monitoring Instrument," has been developed primarily by a Dutch consortium, led by the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute.[]
    • A shortage of engineers in Indonesia stemmed partly from the period of Dutch rule, during which only two Indonesians were graduated each year from the country’s only engineering school.[]
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    Acute Bronchitis
    • […] obstructive lung disease Irregular heartbeat Nonfatal heart attacks Premature death in people with heart or lung disease, including death from lung cancer Short-term exposure to particulate pollution can: Aggravate lung disease causing asthma attacks and acute[]
    • For centuries, humans unknowingly contaminated sources of drinking water with raw sewage, which led to diseases such as cholera and typhoid.[]
    Brain Concussion
    • For example, researchers at ITTE were the first to measure the potential hazards of brain concussions and lacerations when windshields or side windows are shattered.[]



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    • That’s tackling three of our biggest public health challenges in one go: air quality, climate change and obesity.”[]
    • Perhaps the first such recorded example involved the efforts of a young French physician who in 1816 was attempting to diagnose the heart problem for an obese female patient.[]
    • […] interaction Coastal risk assessment The coastal city and its environment Tourism and the city Urban planning City heritage Air quality studies Activities The delegates had many occasions of interacting and discussing problems of common interest during the coffee[]


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