12 May '11, 1pm

#Asthma is a lung disease. Substances in air can cause and make it worse. For more on pollutants, asthma: #EPA

#Asthma is a lung disease. Substances in air can cause and make it worse. For more on pollutants, asthma: #EPA

Asthma is a lung disease. As we breathe, everything in the air is accessible to the lungs, including indoor and outdoor air contaminants that may cause and worsen asthma. Extensive research links asthma to ozone, particle pollution and a host of common indoor environmental asthma triggers . Mold and Asthma Audio Slideshow News headlines resulting from moldy, water damaged homes and the aftermath of hurricanes have raised public awareness of molds as a potential health hazard. Marsha Ward, research biologist with EPA’s Office of Research and Development, explains molds and their effects on asthma. (Running time = 7:40) Ozone and particle pollution aggravate asthma and can cause asthma attacks. What is Ozone? What is Particle Pollution? Ground level ozone, a harmful air pollutant, is formed when pollutants emitted by cars, power plants, industrial boilers, refineries, chemic...

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