(SOLVED) MPH506 Module 5: Discussion

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You will participate in one discussion this week. There are two different topics presented below, in bolded text. Please choose one of these topics for your discussion this week, address the bullet items under the topic name.

  • The Air We Breathe
    • Differentiate specific examples of respiratory complications that may develop secondary to smoke exposure, secondary smoke, and/or asthmatic irritants.
  • Air Pollution
    • Analyze specific examples of how air pollution endangers human health.
    • Include in your discussion a review of the short- and long-term health effects of air pollution.

Hello professor and class,

Air pollution endangers human health in a number of ways. There are short-term and long-term health effects of air pollution. Short-term effects are temporary. There are several short term effects. One of the short term effects is irritation of the eyes, nose, and throat. A combination of smoke and fog, smog, can cause these irritations. Ozone one of the main substances that can cause coughing, wheezing, and dry throat (Friis, 2019). Nitrogen dioxide inflames the lungs and throat. Sulfur dioxide contracts the airways, thereby leading to wheezing, shortness of breath, and tightening in the chest. Sulfur dioxide in high concentrations causes burning in the nose. Lower respiratory conditions such as bronchitis and pneumonia can be aggravated through exposure to air pollution (Ghorani-Azam et al., 2016).  Children are likely to suffer from acute bronchitis from pollution caused when wood or coal are burned. Pneumonia can be caused due to……………………………..

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