Household Air Pollution Causes Dose-Dependent Inflammation

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Household Air Pollution Causes Dose-Dependent Inflammation

Postby Wilberforce » Tue May 05, 2015 10:43 am

Household Air Pollution Causes Dose-Dependent Inflammation and Altered Phagocytosis in Human Macrophages
Rylance, et al
Three billion people are exposed to household air pollution from biomass fuel use. Exposure is associated with higher incidence
of pneumonia, and possibly tuberculosis.

HAP causes almost 4 million deaths per year due to respiratory infections, chronic lung disease, cancer, and cardiovascular effects
Pulmonary TB has also been associated with HAP, but epidemiological evidence is of low quality. In low- and middle-income countries,
HAP exposure results mostly from the combustion of biomass fuels for cooking, heating, and lighting. In this study, we present data
linking relevant carbon and wood smoke particulates to human pulmonary infection in the context of this global problem.
• The Surgeon General has determined that there is no safe level of exposure to ambient smoke!

• If you smell even a subtle odor of smoke, you are being exposed to poisonous and carcinogenic chemical compounds!

• Even a brief exposure to smoke raises blood pressure, (no matter what your state of health) and can cause blood clotting, stroke, or heart attack in vulnerable people. Even children experience elevated blood pressure when exposed to smoke!

• Since smoke drastically weakens the lungs' immune system, avoiding smoke is one of the best ways to prevent colds, flu, bronchitis, or risk of an even more serious respiratory illness, such as pneumonia or tuberculosis! Does your child have the flu? Chances are they have been exposed to ambient smoke!
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