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Technology’s Effects on the Respiratory System

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Technology’s Effects on the Respiratory System

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You will get to learn all about your respiratory system and its function in providing the cells of your body with oxygen. Find out about factors that can harm your respiratory system, and modern medical procedures that help it.

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After completing this tutorial, you will be able to complete the following:

  • Calculate the electrostatic force between electrically charged particles.

Everything You'll Have Covered

How does the use of fossil fuels affect respiratory health?

~ When we burn fossil fuels for energy, the emissions that are released pollute the air we breathe. Breathing polluted air can be dangerous to our health.

Smoking and breathing in secondhand smoke can lead to the development of which respiratory diseases?

~ If you smoke or breathe in secondhand smoke, you are at risk for developing an array of respiratory diseases, such as lung cancer or bronchitis.

How have technological innovations improved doctors' ability to diagnose asthma?

~ Thanks to technological innovations, doctors are now able to diagnose asthma by easily identifying the type and ratio of gases in a patient's breath.

How has technology been used to fight serious respiratory diseases like influenza and tuberculosis?

~ Technological advances have allowed doctors to develop vaccines that are capable of protecting people against respiratory diseases like influenza and tuberculosis.

Tutorial Details

Approximate Time 2 Minutes
Pre-requisite Concepts Students should be able to define the following terms: damage of respiratory system, pollution, respiratory system, and technological developments in treatment of respiratory damages.
Course Life Science
Type of Tutorial Animation
Key Vocabulary damage of respiratory system, pollution, respiratory system, technological developments in treatment of respiratory damages