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Lungs...........?

Postby Dariel » Sun Aug 27, 2017 12:43 pm

The job of the lungs is to exchange oxygen and carbon dioxide in the red blood cells through respiration.
Blood is pumped through the lungs and when we breathe the above process occurs.
Normal lungs are spongy and pink, while diseased lungs can become less spongy or even hard, and more of a grey color.
When someone has pneumonia, it means they have an infection of their lungs and it is hard for them to breathe.
Lungs can also be damaged by smoking, or by a person breathing in substances such as asbestos.
Damaged lungs are much less effective in exchanging the oxygen and carbon dioxide, and a person with lung damage will often show signs of shortness of breath, fatigue, or being tired alot, and could even have a blue tint to their skin from lack of oxygen getting in the blood cells.
A person can have a lung removed and still lead a normal life.
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Lungs...........?

Postby archard » Sun Aug 27, 2017 12:45 pm

Try this website www.kidshealth.org/kid/body/lungs this is age appropriate level for fourth grage. Good luck!
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