Air Quality, Allergic Rhinitis, and Asthma

Abdulrahman Alenezi, Hannan Qureshi, Omar G. Ahmed, Murugappan Ramanathan

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This review article highlights air pollution as a critical global health concern with emphasis on its effects and role in the development and exacerbation of upper airway and lower airway disease with a focus on allergic rhinitis and asthma. This review underscores the World Health Organization's recognition of air pollution as the biggest environmental threat to human health. It discusses the various components and categories of air pollutants and the evidence-based effects they have on asthma and allergic rhinitis, ranging from pathogenesis to exacerbation of these conditions across various age groups in different geographic locations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)293-307
Number of pages15
JournalOtolaryngologic Clinics of North America
Issue number2
Early online dateNov 18 2023
StateE-pub ahead of print - Nov 18 2023


  • Air pollution
  • Air quality
  • Airway inflammation
  • Allergic rhinitis
  • Asthma
  • Exacerbation
  • Inflammation
  • TRAP

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology


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