How Does Walking in Bad Air Quality Affect Your Body?

Respiratory Irritation

Poor air quality often contains pollutants such as particulate matter, nitrogen dioxide, sulfur dioxide, and ozone.

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Cardiovascular Effects

Long-term air pollution exposure can cause cardiovascular problems. By entering the circulation through the lungs, fine particulate matter (PM2.5) can cause inflammation and heart attacks and strokes.

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Reduced Oxygen Intake

In areas with high air pollution, the concentration of oxygen in the air may be lower.

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Increased Risk of Infections

Poor air quality can weaken the immune system, making individuals more susceptible to respiratory infections.

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Systemic Inflammation

Exposure to air pollutants can induce systemic inflammation, affecting various organs and systems in the body.

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Long-term Health Risks

Chronic exposure to bad air quality over an extended period is associated with long-term health risks.

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