FIRS in Guardian article: air pollution may be damaging 'every organ in the body’
The Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS) features in the Guardian article, revealing how air pollution may be damaging 'every organ in the body'.
The article and interactive body comes after FIRS published two articles in the journal CHEST on the effects of air pollution on health and evidence for its association with many diseases.
The research shows head-to-toe harm, from heart and lung disease to diabetes and dementia, and from liver problems and bladder cancer to brittle bones and damaged skin. Fertility, foetuses and children are also affected by toxic air.
The systemic damage is the result of pollutants causing inflammation that then floods through the body and ultrafine particles being carried around the body by the bloodstream.
Read the Guardian article here.
Find out more about FIRS' review on air pollution here.