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Published: Kem. Ind. 69 (1-2) (2020) 17–23
Paper reference number: KUI-18/2019
Paper type: Review
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Impact of Air Pollution on the Development of Asthma

D. Kučić Grgić, K. Karadakić, S. Majdandžić, L. Štajduhar and V. Ocelić Bulatović


Air pollution is a global problem and is considered one of the most common non-allergen triggers of asthma. The impact of air pollution on the appearance of asthma, especially in children, is the subject of many scientific researches, especially in the eastern world due to the problem of pollution it is facing. There are different pollutants depending on the area of activity in which a person is exposed. Thus, contamination of outdoor air is characterized by the marked presence of ozone, O3, fine particles, PM2.5 to PM10 and sulphur dioxide, SO2, while indoor air with the presence of formaldehyde, CH2O, nitrogen dioxide, NO2, and volatile organic compounds, VOCs. With controlled treatment, great attention is focused on climatic treatment of asthma.

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asthma, fine particles, climate treatment of asthma, air pollution