Effects of Environmental Factors on a Body Respiratory System Discussion

Effects of Environmental Factors on a Body Respiratory System Discussion

Description

In this discussion, you will examine how environmental factors can affect the body’s respiratory system.

OBJECTIVES

    • Describe factors that can influence breathing.

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INSTRUCTIONS

Step 1: Respond to the following: Effects of Environmental Factors on a Body Respiratory System Discussion

Suppose after a high-smog alert day in your city, a 5-year-old child with asthma, a 50-year-old male smoker with emphysema, and a 75-year-old of average health all come to the emergency room complaining of a cough and chest pain.

  • Which patient’s health would you be the most concerned about and why?
  • How do breathed-in air pollutants, such as smoke or asbestos, interfere with or worsen the respiration process in each of these scenarios?

*Be sure to cite any outside sources in APA format.

Book used in class is: Rizzo, Donald C. Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology. 4th Edition,

Chapter: 17 The Respiratory System

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