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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

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

Virion Biotherapeutics

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

Propeller Health

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

AI tool could detect lung disease in minutes using X-ray images

Independent - 07-Nov-2022

Technology that can help detect various diseases quickly and accurately reduces staff time


Targeted drug delivery with microbots made of algae cells to treat acute bacterial pneumonia

UC San Diego School of Medicine - 22-Sep-2022

Nanoparticles-modified microbots coated with neutrophil cell membranes-reduce inflammation in lungs


Understanding air pollution cancer would lead to a new era of molecular cancer prevention

BBC - 10-Sep-2022

Mutations alone are not always enough for tumour formation


Air pollution closely related to cognitive decline and dementia - GOV.UK

The Guardian - 27-Jul-2022

Cognitive decline and dementia in older people accelerated by exposure to emissions


Impacts of inequality affects the poor and increases the risk of dying from lung disease in UK

The Guardian - 25-Jul-2022

Poorest 10% of patients are now five times more likely to die with lung disease than the wealthiest

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