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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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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.

Plume Labs

Lab that makes air quality information accessible and empowering

Safey Medical Devices

Digital health startup building an asthma care platform


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

Verona Pharma

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

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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

Europe's air pollution crisis: Almost everyone is breathing toxic air

The Guardian - 20-Sep-2023

98% of Europeans live in areas with dangerous levels of air pollution


Transplanting patients' own cells holds promise in repairing damaged lungs

Independent - 11-Sep-2023

Small clinical trial shows treatment can improve breathing and quality of life


New AI model predicts your true age by looking at your chest

Medical Xpress - 16-Aug-2023

AI-estimated age based on chest radiographs could be a biomarker of ageing and disease


Eat your greens for better lung health: the vitamin K connection

Independent - 10-Aug-2023

Higher vitamin K levels correlated with reduced risk of asthma and COPD


England's chief medical officer says vehicle tyre pollution is now a major health risk

The Guardian - 05-Jul-2023

Heavier electric vehicles raise concerns from increased tyre wear pollution despite resolving exhaust emissions

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