What outdoor toxins are most dangerous to your lungs?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
As one of only three ways the inside of your body interacts with the outside world (skin and intestines are the others), your lungs can be exposed to a great deal of nasty toxins.

The outdoor pollutants that mostly affect your lung health appear to be ozone, carbon monoxide, nitrogen dioxide, sulfur dioxide, and lead. Others include dioxins, asbestos, and particulate matter (those are the particles produced by the combustion of diesel, gasoline, and other fuels, and tobacco smoke).
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