Our Lungs Have A Fatal Flaw

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Our respiratory systems do a great job of protecting us, but they are no match for the smallest pollution particles created by the modern world.

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- Alveolus: any of the many tiny air sacs of the lungs which allow for rapid gaseous exchange.
- Bronchiole: any of the minute branches into which a bronchus divides.
- PM 2.5: tiny particles or droplets in the air that are two and one half microns or less in width.
- PM 10: inhalable particles, with diameters that are generally 10 micrometers and smaller.
- Nasopharynx: the upper part of the pharynx, connecting with the nasal cavity above the soft palate.

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