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Are there environmental factors that can cause COPD?

By October 28, 2014 - 10:22am
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Hello Lindsay,

Thank you so much for sharing your question with the EmpowHER community! Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is the third leading cause of death in the United States, according to the American Lung Association. 

Environmental factors can certainly cause COPD. Among the most significant factors are:

1. Smoking cigarettes

2. Long-term exposure to second-hand or passive smoke

3. Exposure to pollutants

4. Inhaling toxins or other irritants

Lindsay, take a look at this link from the EmpowHER community about COPD

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October 28, 2014 - 12:19pm
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