Can smog cause asthma or does it only aggravate the symptoms



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    Smog is known to only aggravate asthma and not cause it. Check out the link for more information. 

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    Smog has been linked to the development of asthma in children, and also exacerbates the symptons of asthma. Studies have suggested that “childhood asthma rates could increase as much as 30 percent with exposure to higher levels of traffic-related air pollution”.

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    Smog is linked to causing asthma in children.  Studies have shown that kids who play 3 or more sports in areas with more air pollution are far more likely to develop asthma that children who play the same amount in sports in less polluted air.  There is no definitive answer to this question as of yet, but scientists at USC are beginning to change the way the studies are done.  Because it is not known exactly what chemical in smog may be leading to the increase in childhood asthma, they are going to begin doing air quality assessments on particular areas rather than whole communities.

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