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Tue Aug 13, 2019, 04:21 PM

Air Pollution May Be As Harmful To Your Lungs As Smoking Cigarettes, Study Finds

Source: NPR

Emphysema is considered a smoker's disease. But turns out, exposure to air pollution may lead to the same changes in the lung that give rise to emphysema.

A new study published today in JAMA finds that long-term exposure to slightly elevated levels of air pollution is linked to accelerated development of lung damage, even among people who have never smoked.

The study looked at the health effects of breathing in various pollutants including ground-level ozone, the main component of smog.

The researchers found that people in the study who were exposed for years to higher than average concentrations of ground-level ozone developed changes to their lungs similar to those seen in smokers.

Read more: https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2019/08/13/750581235/air-pollution-may-be-as-harmful-to-your-lungs-as-smoking-cigarettes-study-finds

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Response to G_j (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 04:27 PM

1. But...but...but...Overegulation!!11111

Never mind.

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Response to G_j (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 04:31 PM

2. possibly Tobacco's next argument in court?

I can just see it, it's not our cigarettes, it's the air pollution!

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Response to G_j (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 04:40 PM

3. If only we could get air pollution to smell like cigarette smoke

Then people would care.

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Response to G_j (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 05:31 PM

4. This should not come as a surprise.

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Response to FiveGoodMen (Reply #4)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 08:13 PM

5. Nope. I feel like shit on high ozone days. N/t

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Response to G_j (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 11:39 AM

6. Um, didn't we know this in 1970?

I swear, the older I get, the more I am aware that life is a re-run.

-- Mal

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Response to G_j (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 12:22 PM

7. I thought this was commonly known already?

As a asthma sufferer I can definitely confirm it

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Response to G_j (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 03:25 PM

8. well, duh. Thought everybody knew this or is it just democrats who know science?

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