discussion board 9 1 respiratory system

Respond to the following:

Suppose after a high-smog alert day in your city, a 5-year-old child with asthma, a 50-year-old male smoker with emphysema, and a 75-year-old of average health all come to the emergency room complaining of a cough and chest pain.

  • Which patient’s health would you be the most concerned about and why?
  • How do breathed-in air pollutants, such as smoke or asbestos, interfere with or worsen the respiration process in each of these scenarios?

Refer textbooks and the Internet as needed to help find this information and support your responses to these questions.

*Be sure to cite any outside sources in APA format.