Pollutants can be both a cause and a trigger of COPD. Polluted air contains irritants – tiny particles that cause damage to the lungs. Breathing irritants for extended periods of time can be very harmful and can increase a person’s risk of getting COPD.
For those who have COPD, pollutants can be a major trigger. Tobacco smoke, fumes, vapors, bonfires smoke, chemicals, and dusts are just some of the irritants that pollute the air. Derek shares his experience with pollutants with COPD, and shares some tips for avoiding them!
Do you have any tips for avoiding pollutants? Feel free to share them in the comments! The community is always appreciative of learning from other’s experiences!