Health Tip: Air Pollution Can Harm Your Health

(HealthDay News) -- Smoke, dust, ozone and other air pollutants can be hazardous to your health. That's especially true if you have a chronic condition such as asthma.

The American Academy of Family Physicians explains air pollution can cause:

  • Irritation to the lungs, throat and eyes.
  • A burning sensation of the eyes.
  • Coughing and a tightness in the chest.
  • Children may have more frequent episodes of bronchitis and ear pain.

Related Articles

More Summer Sun Equals More Greenland Ice Melt: Study

U.K. researchers find cloud cover has been decreasing for 20 years

Continue

Wallpaper May Breed Toxins: Study

Fungus on the walls might contribute to 'sick building syndrome,' researchers say

Continue

Secondhand Smoke Still Plagues Some Cancer Survivors

Study found they face health risks from continued exposure

Continue