NEWS: Brief exposure to air pollution particles triggers childhood lung infections, study conducted in Utah finds

Fox 13 News and Max Roth
Fox 13 News
April 13th, 2018

SALT LAKE CITY — A new study indicates that even the briefest exposure to tiny pollution-causing particles is associated with Acute Lower Respiratory Infections in young children in Utah.

According to a press release from Intermountain Healthcare, the study focuses on airborne fine particulate matter PM 2.5, which are pollution-causing particles about 3 percent of the diameter of a human hair.

The press release indicates that increases in PM 2.5 levels led to increased doctors visits for those lung infections.

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