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Respiratory Disease

Influenza, pneumonia, air pollution One of the preventable big killers – though preventable in a difficult way that you may have to sacrifice your job, community and city life to avoid it.

I’ll keep track on these pages of big studies on mortality and also any studies on effectiveness of masks or other measures that could reduce the impact.

Consumer Grade Air Quality Monitors

Must be able to monitor PM2.5


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Lab that makes air quality information accessible and empowering


Digital health startup building an asthma care platform


Company that develops products for diagnosis and monitoring of respiratory diseases using novel 3D imaging technology


Developing innovative therapeutics to transform the standard of care for respiratory diseases


New therapeutic modality designed to transform patient care for respiratory virus diseases


Company that offers sensors, mobile apps, analytics, and services to support respiratory health management.


Company providing digital health solutions for respiratory conditions including asthma and COPD.

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Respiratory Disease Blog Posts

Air pollution - a significant killer

Air pollution - a significant killer

Long-term exposure to PM2.5 and other air pollution can knock 12 years off your life

Recent News

99% of people in the world are breathing polluted air

Independent - 04-Apr-2022

WHO calls for the immediate transition from fossil fuel use to clean energy


UK ranks second for lung disease deaths in Western Europe, with more negative impact on poor people

BBC - 28-Feb-2022

UK charity seeks funding opportunities for better treatment and research


Floor cleaners with certain chemical ingredients could do more harm than good - 28-Feb-2022

Chemicals used for good smell may expose people to aerosol pollution at the same rate as public roads


Covid restrictions provided unique real-world experiment with reduced air pollution

The Guardian - 26-Jan-2022

Big drop in NO2 produced biggest benefit, less significant drops seen in PM2.5 and PM10


WHO rewrites air quality guidelines, slashing safe limit for pollutants from fossil fuels by 50%

Guardian - 22-Sep-2021

A step towards breathing harmless air amidst rising evidence of deadly harm from air pollution

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