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Health Tip: Feeling the Effects of Air Pollution

Health Tip: Feeling the Effects of Air Pollution

10/19/11

(HealthDay News) -- Pollutants in the air from vehicles, factories and machines can harm your health, especially if you're more sensitive to them.

The American Academy of Family Physicians says air pollution may cause:

  • Eye, throat and lung irritation.
  • Tightness in the chest, coughing or wheezing.
  • Bronchitis or earaches, especially among children.
  • Worsening symptoms of existing heart disease or lung disease.
  • Worsening of breathing problems during exercise.
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Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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