American Lung Association - Clean Air Choice Follow Us on Twitter   
Join us on Facebook   

More Information


Pollutants: Sulfur Dioxide

Belongs to the family of sulfur oxide gases, which are formed when fuel containing sulfur (coal and oil) is burned, and during metal smelting and other industrial processes. Health effects include respiratory illness, alterations in the lung's defenses, and aggravation of existing cardiovascular disease. Those with cardiovascular disease, chronic lung disease, or asthma, children and the elderly may be more sensitive to sulfur dioxide.

Return to Pollutants Home Page


American Lung Association, Upper Midwest Region
490 Concordia Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55103-2441
Phone: 651-227-8014
Fax: 651-227-5459
Privacy Policy  |  Terms of Use  |