How Does Air Pollution Affect My Risk Of Developing Asthma?

Question:How does air pollution affect my risk of developing asthma?

Answer: The people at the biggest risk for developing asthma are children. And children may have an increased risk of asthma if they are exposed to large amounts of ozone and if they're exposed to things like tobacco smoke or diesel exhaust particles. All of these agents likely increase inflammation in the airway and that change in inflammation makes it more likely to become allergic; allergy being one of the biggest risk factors for developing asthma.

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