Exposure to pollution

Pollutant - a substance that contaminates something such as air or water and may make it unsafe.

Respiratory disorders - conditions affecting the upper respiratory tract, trachea, bronchi, bronchioles, alveoli, pleura and pleural cavity.

Cardiovascular problems - any disorder or disease of the heart or blood vessels.

Pollutants in the environment include:


Carbon monoxide

Carbon dioxide



Sulfur dioxide




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Air and water pollution can influence development and be a major source of ill health.

Household pollutants include mound and cleaning products that emit poisonous gases.

Respiratory disorders affect the nerves and muscles for breathing

Respiratory disorders range from: a runny nose or sore throats , bacterial pneumonia, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and lung cancer.

Cardiovascular problems can be caused by smoking,

Exposure to pollution whilst pregnant may be linked to the baby having a congenital defect.

Allergies are caused by dust and pollution.

3 people a day die from asthma.

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