Lungs are pretty necessary, right? With an estimated 35 million Americans suffering from chronic lung disease, we need to make sure those bad boys have a fighting chance. Understanding which environmental factors affect our lungs is not just for those who may suspect that they have had overexposure in environments that have been flagged and reported, but for anyone who breathes.
Everyday environmental factors can be a possible threat or hazard to your health. While research concludes that there is rarely a direct cause-effect relationship between environmental factors and lung disease, these are still important to observe as they may lead to damage that goes undetected until conditions ultimately worsen.
Make a mental checklist to look out for these everyday environmental hazards.