Effect of Chronic Exposure to Inhaled solids on lung tissue
The degree of risk of injury/illness is often related to the level
of exposure to a hazard.
Effect on the Respiratory system
The primary cause is smoking
Emphysema affects the smallest air sacs, or bronchioles, in your respiratory system. The disease causes the destruction of these air sacs. This causes difficulty in breathing and interferes with enough oxygen getting into your bloodstream.
Breathing in tiny bits of silica dust. It is a major component of sand, rock, and mineral ores like quartz.
A chronic cough, fever, and difficulty breathing begin to occur as the lung tissue starts to scar. The scarring can cause the lungs to be less elastic making breathing difficult.
Breathing in asbestos
An inflammatory condition of lungs that can cause shortness of breath, coughing, and eventually scarring of the lungs that makes it hard to breathe.
Inhaling coal dust over a long period of time
Exposure to asbestos
The inside walls of an asthmatic's airways are swollen or inflamed. This swelling or inflammation makes the airways extremely sensitive to irritations and increases your susceptibility to an allergic reaction.
Select one Respiratory condition that is caused by environmental factors. Include;
Asthma triggers are different from person to person and can include:
Airborne allergens, such as pollen, animal dander, mould, cockroaches and dust mites.
Respiratory infections, such as the common cold.
Physical activity (exercise-induced asthma)
Air pollutants and irritants, such as smoke.
Effect on the respiratory system
Asthma causes a spasm...