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The Key to Fitness is Discipline! > Air Pollution

19 Sep 2007

  • Smog- All major cities in the Unites States have some form of chemical air pollution. This pollution will affect your lung's capacity to deliver oxygen efficiently to the cells of the body. The antioxidants (Vitamins A, C, E, selenium, and betacarotene) may prove to be effective in combating some of the effects of smog.
  • Smoke- Second-hand smoke of cigarettes, cigars and pipes all have a detrimental effect on the oxygen carrying capacity of the red blood cells. Smoke contains carbon monoxide which may adhere to the site on the red blood cell that should be carrying oxygen.

Daryl Conant