How Does Air Pollution Cause Asthma?

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Does Air Pollution Cause Asthma?

With asthma rates increasing, and pollution on the forefront of our minds, many of us like to blame pollution for the rise in asthma rates.  So is pollution really the culprit, or is there something else going on?  Let's investigate.


The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognizes two types of air pollutants that have been proven by various studies to affect asthma.  These are:

  • Ozone.   This is a naturally occurring gas in the earth's atmosphere to protect us from the sun's...
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