Asthma and Air Pollution: What We Know

National Jewish Health, Researcher Magdalena Gorska, MD, has learned that when children are exposed to air pollution, it can cause asthma. Dr. Gorska explains that her research is investigating if this exposure can affect unborn babies and cause inborn predisposition to asthma.



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Families living in highly polluted areas are more likely to have children with asthma.

We also know that with air pollutants children inhale, can damage airways and cause asthma.

What we do not know is if air pollutants can damage children prenatally, meaning before children are born and cause inborn predisposition to asthma.


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