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The environment is a first order issue for lung health

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posted on 30.03.2020, 11:49 by GB Marks, AL Hansell, FH Johnston
In this issue of the Journal we publish the first of a series of State of the Art articles on environmental health. This is a topic that is front and centre for those concerned about lung health.Not only are the airways and lungs the major portal of entry for airborne pollutants, they are also a major site of disease caused by air pollutants, including asthma-like syndromes, chronic obstructive pulmo-nary disease, pneumonitis, pneumoconiosis and lungmalignancy. Of all the environmental causes of ill-health, air pollutants are, by far, the major contributor to death and burden of disease. Furthermore, the burden of this exposure falls particularly on those living in low- and middle-income countries, where the capacity to reduce exposure and mitigate the effects is weakest. This series is thus a timely reminder of the importance of the environment to lung health

History

Citation

The International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, Volume 23, Number 12, 1 December 2019, pp. 1239-1240(2)

Author affiliation

Centre for Environmental Health and Sustainability

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Published in

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF TUBERCULOSIS AND LUNG DISEASE

Volume

23

Issue

12

Pagination

1239 - 1242 (4)

Publisher

INT UNION AGAINST TUBERCULOSIS LUNG DISEASE (I U A T L D)

issn

1027-3719

eissn

1815-7920

Acceptance date

21/11/2019

Copyright date

2019

Available date

01/12/2019

Publisher version

https://www.ingentaconnect.com/contentone/iuatld/ijtld/2019/00000023/00000012/art00002

Language

English