Category: Air Quality

Protecting Lung Health during wildfires

Tuesday, November 20th, 2018

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The devastation and loss of life caused by the wildfires in California this month has been horrifying and upsetting. As well as the terrible destruction at the sites of the wildfires, the resulting impact on air quality has had serious health implications for people hundreds of miles away from the fires themselves. At one point, […]

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Air Quality & it’s impact on Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) patients

Thursday, July 12th, 2018

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We’re glad to see research from Johannson et al on impact of air pollution on Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) patients. Their research looked at home spirometry data and symptom diaries from 25 patients and used their residential address to estimate the weekly mean air pollution exposures from ozone (O3), nitrogen dioxide (NO2), and particulate matter […]

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