An outdoor exerciser? Here’s what your lungs probably look like.

By Caroline Wellbery – Originally posted on March 28, 2016 in The Washington Post.

When a pathologist at Georgetown University’s medical school cut into the lungs of a cadaver during an autopsy and revealed blackened tissue, one of my medical students assumed that smoking must have contributed to the person’s death. No, the pathologist said; he’d seen such carbon-pocked lungs hundreds of times. “That’s what all our lungs look like.” Read more>