Fumes And Vapors
Exposure to fumes and vapors produced by things like cleaning products, diesel, factories, and cigarettes can lead to bronchitis. A study of 338 patients revealed individuals who were highly exposed to fumes developed symptoms of bronchitis. In addition, researchers in Liverpool found infants whose parents smoked have greater chances of developing bronchitis than infants with parents who don’t smoke.
Other research has suggested vapor from e-cigarettes can double the risk for bronchitis in teenagers, though evidence that verifies the accuracy of this claim has yet to be found. More than likely, researchers would have come up with the theory considering some chemicals used for flavoring in e-cigarettes have been shown to have harmful effects on the lungs.
It’s time to learn about the next common cause of bronchitis.