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Five surprising ways air pollution is making us sick

June 15, 2016

Five surprising ways air pollution is making us sick

By uclahealth uclahealth

Smog isn’t just unsightly. It’s downright dangerous. As you might expect, breathing in the small particles and noxious gases in polluted air can worsen respiratory problems, such as asthma and emphysema. However, your lungs aren’t the only things affected. In fact, air pollution can affect your health from head to toe, starting with these five […]

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