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March 22nd, 2013 by European Respiratory Society
Research conducted in ten European cities has estimated that 14% of chronic childhood asthma is due to exposure to traffic pollution near busy roads. The results are comparable to the burden associated with passive smoking: the World Health Organization estimates that between 4% and 18% of asthma cases in children are linked to passive smoking. [...]
March 21st, 2012 by European Respiratory Society
Urgent action is needed to reduce the high concentrations of dangerous air pollutants in Europe, according to experts writing in the European Respiratory Journal on 1 March 2012. The European Respiratory Society‘s Environment and Health Committee are urging policymakers in Europe to introduce changes that will ensure the air that we breathe is safe and [...]
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