Published in Drug Law Weekly, February 21st, 2006
"The breathing in of colder air itself can actually cause constriction of the airway, leading to the shortness of breath and wheezing typical of an asthmas attack," explained Monica Kraft, MD, director of the Duke Asthma, Allergy and Airway Center (DAAAC).
"When we breathe normally, our noses warm and humidify the air before it enters the lungs," Kraft continued. "When the air is cold, as in the wintertime, the nose has a more difficult time warming...
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