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Such particles, which are 10 micrometers or smaller, can penetrate the lungs and enter the bloodstream, causing heart disease, lung cancer, asthma and acute lower respiratory infections.
This study, recently published in the Lancet, aimed to estimate the global incidence of and mortality from episodes of acute lower respiratory infection (ALRI) due to RSV in children younger than 5 years in 2005.
Infants and children exposed to secondhand smoke are at increased risk of sudden infant death syndrome, acute lower respiratory infections, ear infections and asthma attacks.
Indoor smoke accounts for 4-5% of global mortality, with 56% of these deaths due to childhood acute lower respiratory infections and the remainder due to COPD and lung cancer, primarily in women (Ezzati and Kammen 2002; WHO 2002).
5]), can penetrate deeply into the lungs and appear to have the greatest potential for damaging human health by contributing to respiratory ailments such as acute lower respiratory infection (ALRI).
Indoor air pollution in developing countries and acute lower respiratory infections in children.
Epidemiologic studies in households in developing countries have strongly linked exposure to indoor air pollution from solid fuels to acute lower respiratory infections (ALRI) in children, chronic obstructive lung diseases and associated heart conditions, and lung cancer.