Immune mechanisms of ozone-induced lung inflammation in non-human primates
PersistentÂ exposure to air pollution leads to changes in immune function inÂ the respiratory system. These changesÂ canÂ trigger allergic asthmaÂ and increase susceptibility to respiratory infections. Exposure to high levels of ozone, a major toxic air pollutant, worsens asthma and COPD symptoms. While the exact mechanisms of ozone induced airway diseaseÂ are not understood, Dr.