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7 Surprising Triggers of Lung Trouble
Although plastic doesn’t seem like it would hurt your lungs (unless maybe you choked on it), household products that contain a type of plastic known as polyvinyl chloride (PVC)such as shower curtains, certain types of flooring, imitation leather furniture, replacement windows, and toysslowly give off chemical compounds known as phthalates.
In various studies, elevated phthalate levelsor the presence of PVC products in the homehave been associated with increased asthma diagnosis, wheezing, and cough, according to a 2007 review conducted by a researcher at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
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