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"Sonali Bose, MD - Indoor and Outdoor Air Pollution In The U.S." - Kevin Kunzmann

  • MD Magazine
  • New York, NY
  • (May 30, 2018)

America’s diversity can be well-defined by its pollution exposure rates. There are, indeed, socioeconomic or ethnic subpopulations that report greater vulnerability to air pollution effects. It’s abundantly clear that pollution more greatly affects vulnerable populations in the United States. Sonali Bose, MD, MPH, assistant professor of medicine, pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, said it can observed in hospital admissions, patient symptoms, and through the progression of diseases such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Though Dr. Bose lauded the “fantastic job” of U.S. officials in reducing indoor cigarette exposure through public health strategy and federal indoor smoking regulations, she said there are still sources of indoor and outdoor air pollution that need to be addressed domestically — especially in urban environments. “We end up seeing vulnerable populations who have a tremendous continued exposure, and these can lead to significant adverse effects,” Dr. Bose said.

- Sonali Bose, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor, Medicine, Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, Pediatrics, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

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