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Are Inhalers a Major Source of Pollution?

Analysis by Dr. Joseph Mercola Fact Checked

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  • A study team from Cambridge University found a mere 10% switch of gas propelled inhalers to dry powder inhalers could save England the same amount of air pollution as 180,000 cars driving 400 miles
  • Just five doses from one inhaler emits as much as one car driving 9 miles. Most inhalers contain 100 doses, leading England to identify inhalers as a "carbon hot spot"
  • As researchers call for alternative treatments, it is important to make each puff count. Using the correct procedure, an appropriate spacer, ensuring all the medication is dispensed and disposing of the empty cartridge appropriately helps reduce air pollution
  • You have natural options to reduce the number and severity of asthma attacks, including balancing your omega-3 and omega-6 intake, optimizing your vitamin D levels and choosing homeopathic remedies

Asthma is a chronic airway condition that triggers wheezing, shortness of breath and coughing. Those who have asthma may have symptoms ranging from mild to severe; these may occur every day or just on occasion. For many people, asthma begins in childhood and becomes a lifelong condition.

The goal of conventional medicine is to manage the symptoms, called asthma attacks. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says 7.9% of Americans are diagnosed with asthma. Traditional treatment aimed at managing symptoms is realistically only a stopgap measure to help individuals engage in their everyday activities.

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