Air Pollution Sarah-Mei

For my healthbuzz, I choose air pollution. Air pollution is all the fumes that contaminate the air, this is caused by a list of things including factories, smoking, burning of trash, and transportation(Cars, Jeepneys, etc.). I also chose air pollution because it is an issue we can all relate to, living in the Philippines, this also makes the issue relevant to me. Air pollution is a serious topic that has been around for ages, yet we have let it get worse. This has expanded myknowledge of air pollution, because I used to think that it was just a minor short term problem,but know I know that air pollution has many more effects.

Air pollution is as simple as it sounds, pollution of air, but since we breathe that air in the problem is suddenly worse. Air pollution is has many effects both short term such as; watery eyes, coughing, irritated nose, eyes, and throat. But air pollution also has long term effects such as; COPD(Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (irreversible)), Premature death, lungs cancer. Air pollution also stunts the lung growth specially from 10 years of age to adult, which lessens the lungs capacity. This has changed my thinking about many different disease, because I thought air pollution was short term, and minor, what about other diseases and issues that we are at a high risk of, what are the effects of those.

Air Pollution

Air Pollution

Works Cited
Emery, Gene. “Air Pollution Retards Teen Lung Growth – Study.” ABC News. ABC News Network, 26 Jan. 2007. Web. 27 Jan. 2015.
JJ, Menezez. “Result Filters.” National Center for Biotechnology Information. U.S. National Library of Medicine, 31 Feb. 2001. Web. 27 Jan. 2015.