The lungs are solely responsible for bringing oxygen from the atmosphere into the body through of air tubes and exchanging it for carbon dioxide that is released back into the atmosphere. The lungs are constantly exposed to danger from the dust we breathe.
Airborne contaminants occur in gaseous form, Airborne dust are of particular concern because they are known to be associated with the widespread of lung diseases such as pneumoconises, as well as with systematic intoxication such as lead poisoning at higher level of exposure. In recent times, there are more lung diseases such as; cancer, asthma and irritation as well as a whole range of non-respiratory illnesses which may occur at lower exposure level.
When smaller articles of dust is inhaled, it passes through the nose to reach the windpipe and the dividing airtubes that lead to the lungs while the most large particles that gets into the nose are stopped and they get passed out through sneezing.
The way respiratory system responds to inhaled particles is determined by where the particle settles. For instance, irritation dust that settles in the nose may lead to rhinitis; an inflammation of the mucous membrane. If the particle attacks the large air passages, inflammation of trachea or bronchi may be seen. The amount of dust and the kinds of particles involved influence how serious the lung injury will be.
Ensure you protect yourself from this season’s hazard, your health is important to us as much as it is to you. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year in advance.
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