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21/05/2013 Combined wood and tobacco smoke exposure increases risk and symptoms of COPD

People who are consistently exposed to both wood smoke and tobacco smoke have a greater risk of developing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and having more frequent and severe symptoms of the condition, than those who are exposed to only one type of smoke, according to a new study.


26/04/2013 Tiny dust particles in underground railways may cause lung damage

Small dust particles found in underground railways can enter the lungs more easily than larger particles and could harm people working and travelling in the underground.


16/04/2013 Ozone proven to attack the fatty lining of the lungs

Ozone causes severe lung problems by attacking the fatty lining of our lungs, researchers in the UK and Sweden have discovered.


07/03/2013 Coal’s health bill reaches €43 billion a year

The health costs of coal-fired power stations add a financial burden to the European population of up to €42.8 billion a year, according to a new report.


12/02/2013 Vitamin D could reduce inflammation in the lungs

Vitamin D could help to reduce inflammation in the lungs, caused by exposure to farm dust.


06/02/2013 Air pollution increases chances of low birth-weight babies

Air pollution can increase the chance of women giving birth to small babies, according to a new study.


01/02/2013 WHO air pollution review suggests need for new EU policy

Long-term exposure to air pollution can trigger childhood lung conditions, along with heart conditions and negative effects on birth, according to a new report by the World Health Organization (WHO).


31/01/2013 Experts warn of negative effects of warming temperatures for lung health

Future predictions about the effect of climate change on temperature and extreme hot weather could have a significant impact on lung health across Europe.


30/01/2013 Indoor air pollution a risk for non-smoking women in China

Indoor air pollution has been linked with the development of lung cancer in non-smoking women in China.


29/01/2013 Forest fires damage health of people with lung conditions

Pollution from forest fires is damaging the health of people with asthma and other lung diseases, according to a new study.


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