Tag Archive for 'European Respiratory Society'

Road traffic pollution increases risk of death for bronchiectasis patients

September 9th, 2013 by European Lung Foundation

A new study, presented at the European Respiratory Society (ERS) Annual Congress in Barcelona on 8 September 2013, has added to the growing body of evidence demonstrating the damaging effects of road-side pollution. Bronchiectasis is a condition in which the airways of the lungs become abnormally widened, leading to a build-up of excess mucus. It […]

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 […]