Tag Archive for 'European Respiratory Journal'

Road traffic pollution contributes to chronic childhood asthma

March 22nd, 2013 by European Lung Foundation

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. […]

Dangerous air pollutants must be reduced to safeguard public health

March 21st, 2012 by European Lung Foundation

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 […]