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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

Respiratory Disease News

New drug prototype offers hope for repairing damaged lungs

EurekAlert! - 10-Apr-2024

The drug targets the lungs and activates stem cells


Insilico reveals process for manufacturing AI-generated lung disease treatment

Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN) - 10-Mar-2024

AI streamlines drug discovery, taking a potential treatment from concept to clinical trials in record time


London Mayor Sadiq Khan has announced a £2.7M plan to install air filters in 200 schools

Evening Standard - 20-Feb-2024

Plans to extend the program citywide if successful


Clear skies, clear lungs: Asthma emergencies dropped as air quality improved during lockdown

The Guardian - 09-Feb-2024

Insights from Oxford study calls for continued action to improve air quality everywhere

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Respiratory Disease Resources

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Health Effects Institute (HEI)

Nonprofit company specialized in research on the health effects of air pollution


Indoor air quality monitor

Real time Air Quality Index map

World's Air Pollution: Real-time Air Quality Index


Air quality sensor that measures air quality and predicts pollution

Air Quality Egg

Air quality data device

Studio Roosegaarde

Social design lab of Dutch artist and innovator Daan Roosegaarde.

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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

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