Pulmonary effects due to physical exercise in polluted air: Evidence from studies conducted on healthy humans

Oscar Florencio Araneda, Franz Kosche-Cárcamo, Humberto Verdugo-Marchese, Marcelo Tuesta

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Abstract

Physical inactivity has caused serious effects on the health of the population, having an impact on the quality of life and the cost of healthcare for many countries. This has motivated government and private institutions to promote regular physical activity, which, paradoxically, can involve health risks when it is carried out in areas with poor air quality. This review collects information from studies conducted on healthy humans related to the pulmonary effects caused by the practice of physical activity when there is poor air quality. In addition, several challenges related to the technological and educational areas, as well as to applied and basic research, have been identified to facilitate the rational practice of exercise in poor air quality conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Article number2890
JournalApplied Sciences (Switzerland)
Volume11
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Apr 2021

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Keywords

  • Air pollution
  • Lungs
  • Physical exercise

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