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Polluting The Host

“Increasing evidence supports the association between air pollution and respiratory infections. It has been demonstrated that exposure to air pollutants can induce oxidative stress, resulting in the production of free radicals, which in turn, may damage the respiratory system, reducing the resistance to viral and bacterial infections”
– (Ciencewicki and Jaspers, 2007)

It’s becoming more important for individuals to concern themselves with the pathogenesis of respiratory illness – (and with breathing in general). Scientific findings correlating the effects of air pollution with illness create significant implications for the current…

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