Air Pollutants & Irritants
Harmful particulates, biological materials, gaseous exhaust, as well as other environmental pollutants may enter the body via the lungs through inhalation exposure.
Artificially or naturally occurring environmental pollutants have been associated with increasing incidences of morbidity and mortality from cardiovascular and respiratory disorders. Pollutant deposition along the inhalation pathway may cause widespread effects of varying severity, including local airway inflammation to large scale structural damages. Further, introduction of the pollutants into the blood stream may result in multiple systemic effects, promoting cardiovascular or neurological diseases.