Most air pollutants do not lead to specific diseases.
Depending on the pollutant, the concentration and the duration of exposure, some organs are more affected than others.
The most frequent disorders are those caused by irritant gases and particulates on the mucous membranes and respiratory organs.
The consequences are eye, nose and throat inflammations, diminished lung function, increased susceptability to respiratory infection and a higher incidence of chronic bronchitis.
These disorders and diseases are, of course, influenced by other factors as well, such as immune deficiency, allergies, occupational exposure to pollutants, and particularly smoking.
The effects of air pollutants are, therefore, multifactorially conditioned and nonspecific disorders are placed in the foreground.
Mots-clés Pascal : Pollution air, Epidémiologie, Environnement, Norme qualité air, Etude expérimentale, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Air pollution, Epidemiology, Environment, Air quality standard, Experimental study, Human
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