Part of the world is burning and that is not good for the mind and lungs | outside

Wildfires happen all over the world, and we’re also witnessing the consequences here. experts tell Even if you don’t live near a fire source, wildfires are bad for your health.

Even after a long time lung function continues to decline

“People who are exposed to particulate matter for a long time have a higher risk of developing lung diseases such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and lung cancer,” says Gering.

A study of the effects of wildfires in the United States in 2017 showed that people who lived close to the source of the fire had no lung complaints after two months, but after a year their lung function had declined significantly.

In addition to lung function, immune function often decreases as well. It can stay low for a long time. For example, monkeys exposed to wildfires still weaken resistance fifteen years later, it seems research. They also had smaller lung volumes and more stress hormones.

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