Effects of Air Pollution on Your Health
Air pollution exposure is actually associated with compromised pulmonary immune defense mechanisms in both animals and humans.
In addition, tobacco smoking is also shown to cause depressed immune system responses.
Of the specific air pollutants, your exposure to respirable particulate matter reveals to induce a systemic inflammatory response involving stimulation of your bone marrow which can cause you cardiorespiratory morbidity.
Principally, it affects your body’s respiratory system and cardiovascular system.
Individual reactions to air pollutants depend on the type of pollutant you are exposed to as a person, the degree of exposure, your health status and genetics.
However, if you are fond of exercising outdoors e.g. on hot, smoggy days you therefore increase your exposure to pollutants in the air.
These effects may range from subtle biochemical and physiological changes to difficulty breathing, wheezing, coughing and aggravation of existing respiratory and cardiac conditions.
These effects can result into increased medical use increased doctor or emergency room visits, more hospital admissions and even premature deaths.