European Lung Foundation

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Lung diseases are the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in Europe and throughout the world. Lung diseases can affect everyone and they impact on almost every family in Europe.

Helping Europe to breathe
This website will provide:

  • information about the lungs and how they function
  • descriptions of, and information on, lung diseases and how they impact on individuals and on Europe
  • different risk factors that can cause lung diseases and how they can be avoided

Latest news updates from around the world….

Children Living Near Major Roads Face Higher Asthma Risk 04/05/2006
Young children who live near a major road are significantly more likely to have asthma than children who live only blocks away, according to a study that appears in the May issue of Environmental Health Perspectives.

Bile build-up in pregnancy may harm baby's lungs 03/05/2006
Pregnant women who develop a build-up of bile in the liver, a condition called intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy (ICP), have babies with an increased risk of developing respiratory distress syndrome, a potentially fatal disease that occurs when the tiny air sacs of the lungs collapse, according to a report in the journal Pediatrics.

Woman on oxygen finishes marathon 27/04/2006
A woman with a debilitating lung disease has become the first person on oxygen to complete the London Marathon.



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