Air Pollution: Identify & Prevent Toxins from Entering Your Body

From the Show: Naturally Savvy
Summary: Air pollution encompasses much more than just smog and smoke. 
Air Date: 8/17/16
Duration: 10
Host: Andrea Donsky, RHN and Lisa Davis, MPH
Guest Bio: Stewart Lonky, MD
Stewart-LonkyDr. Stewart Lonky is board certified in internal medicine, pulmonary and critical care medicine. As a National Institutes of Health postdoctoral fellow and as a full-time faculty member at the University of California, San Diego, he spearheaded a research team studying the cellular and biochemical mechanisms of lung injury. His practice involves the evaluation and treatment of patients with toxic exposures as well as patients with lung disease. In addition, he has served as the Chief Medical Officer for a diagnostic device company that developed technologies for the early diagnosis of certain epithelial cancers. His practice is located in Los Angeles, California.
  • Book Title: Invisible Killers: The Truth About Environmental Genocide
  • Guest Twitter Account: @LonkyMD
Air Pollution: Identify & Prevent Toxins from Entering Your Body
When you think about air pollution, you may first consider smoke and smog and the chemicals they contain. 

However, there is also another danger lurking.

Particulate matter (PM) is the sum of all solid and liquid particles suspended in air, many of which are hazardous.

Oftentimes PM causes respiratory problems, such as asthma, bronchitis, and lung infections, but the smallest particles are especially dangerous and have been correlated to diseases other than respiratory conditions. Some are so small that they can enter your bloodstream. 

Stewart Lonky, MD, a toxin expert, joins Andrea and Lisa to explain what PM is, why it's dangerous, and ways you can limit your exposure.