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Pollution

SmogEveryone is adversely affected by poor air quality; however, individuals who suffer from pulmonary problems are much more sensitive to irritants in the atmosphere. For them, pollutants can cause more severe symptoms, such as chest tightness or cough, along with burning of the eyes and throat.

The resources in this section will provide you with practical advice regarding environmental irritants and triggers and actions to avoid or eliminate them.

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