Respiratory effects of particulate matter air pollution

Research studies on wood smoke and other air pollution.

Respiratory effects of particulate matter air pollution

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Respiratory effects of particulate matter air pollution
Studies on diesel exhaust, road tunnel, subway and wood smoke exposure in human subjects
Maria Sehlstedt

"In a study from 2009, the oxidative damage to DNA induced by wood smoke and traffic derived particles was investigated, using human lung epithelial (A549) and monocytic (THP-1) cell lines [82]. The results demonstrated that wood smoke PM caused more DNA damage than the traffic particles, per unit mass. This might indicate that wood smoke exposure is at least as harmful as exposure to engine exhaust emissions."
• 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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