Case Study on Asthma and Air Pollutants

A case study I have written about Asthma and air pollutant.I have included a bibliograpy/reference at the end as well.

I got an A* for it ! So I hope it helps you get a high grade too. 

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Does Air Quality Affect
Asthma Sufferers?























Contents


Introduction


Research and Scientific Background

What is Asthma?

What is Air Quality?

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Arguments for and against


Conclusion

Referencing (Bibliography)




















Introduction:

In my case study I will be discussing about how the quality of air
affects asthma suffers. In addition I will give my views and
opinions on for and against the statement.

Scientific Background

What is Asthma?

Asthma…

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production of sticky mucus. This makes it difficult to breathe and causes
coughing. (1)








(2)





People with asthma experience symptoms when the airways tighten, inflame, or
fill with mucus. Common asthma symptoms include:

feeling breathless
a tight chest, like a band tightening around it
wheezing, which…

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triggering asthma attacks, but is not actually a cause." (5)


In the past there was much more pollution from homes and factories than there is
today. This was because there weren't any laws to control the release of harmful
gases into the air and because people…

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Furthermore, experts have said "many aspects of modern lifestyles such as changes in
housing, diet and a more hygienic environment may have been the risen of asthma
sufferers. Over the years air pollution has improved a lot" (8)











On the other hand others believe cigarette smoke,…

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They believe that "air quality could affect asthma sufferers but all asthma sufferers are
different so different things affect different people and air quality might not be the
trigger for asthma sufferers." (11)



(14)




















Conclusion

In conclusion, I think air quality isn't the factor of asthma…

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Overall I think air quality isn't the cause of asthma sufferers because air pollution only
affects some people not everyone. Also when you are in a different environment this
could help trigger asthma. Also some people are unfortunate if some had asthma in
the family history…

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/health/physical_health/conditions/in_depth/asthma/aboutasthma_index.shtml (7)
(15/06/11)

http://www.asthma.org.uk/all_about_asthma/faqs/ (8) (15/06/11)

http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Asthma/Pages/Causes.aspx (9) (15/06/11)

http://www.asthma.org.uk/all_about_asthma/asthma_triggers_az/airpollutants.html (10) (15/06/11)

http://www.goodtoknow.co.uk/health/134368/Whatcanmakeasthmasymptomsworse1 (11) (15/06/11)


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http://www.abd.org.uk/topics/asthma.htm (14) 915/06/11)

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