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La Jolla Physician Discusses Book On ‘How Breathing Is Killing Us And What We Can Do About It’

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The cover of "Gasping For Air: How Breathing Is Killing Us And What We Can Do About It."

California has done more than any other state to address and try to reverse air pollution.

But even as the American Lung Association acknowledges that effort, in its 2017 State Of The Air report, the organization lists eight California cities in the top 10 of the nation's most polluted.

San Diego ranks seventh in the nation for high ozone pollution levels. According to the lung association, inhaling ozone may affect the heart and lungs. El Centro ranks seventh in the nation for year-round particle pollution.

But pollution is not exclusive to California's air and neither are breathing problems.

Both external and internal factors are causing many people to struggle to breathe.

Dr. Kevin Glynn talks about these factors in his book, "Gasping For Air: How Breathing Is Killing Us And What We Can Do About It."

Glynn, a retired senior physician with Scripps Health in La Jolla, joined Midday Edition on Wednesday to discuss how these external and internal factors are causing respiratory issues.

La Jolla Physician Discusses Book On 'How Breathing Is Killing Us And What We Can Do About It'

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Kevin Glynn, M.D., author, "Gasping For Air: How Breathing Is Killing Us And What We Can Do About It"

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