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Video: Avoiding Pollutants

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!

This article represents the opinions, thoughts, and experiences of the author; none of this content has been paid for by any advertiser. The team does not recommend or endorse any products or treatments discussed herein. Learn more about how we maintain editorial integrity here.


  • Janet Plank moderator
    2 years ago

    Derek, this was great! Thank you.

  • Lsamsig
    2 years ago

    Another really great video thank you for taking the time and sharing its truly appreciated.

  • Jenn Patel
    2 years ago

    So glad you found it useful, Lsamsig. Thanks for the kind words – Derek sure is great!!! – Jenn ( Team)

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