Clean Air for Healthy Lungs - An Urgent Call to Action: European Respiratory Society Position on the Launch of the WHO 2021 Air Quality Guidelines

Zorana Jovanovic Andersen*, Ulrike Gehring, Sara De Matteis, Erik Melen, Ana Maria Vicedo-Cabrera, Klea Katsouyanni, Arzu Yorgancioglu, Charlotte Suppli Ulrik, Kjeld S. Hansen, Sylvia Medina, Pippa Powell, Brian Ward, Barbara Hoffmann

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This statement outlines how air pollution affects patients with lung disease, highlights the main messages of the newly released 2021 World Health Organization (WHO) Air Quality Guidelines, points out how the ambitious European Union Green Deal can provide solutions through a modern air quality legislation, and discusses the role of respiratory clinicians in improving air quality-related lung health.
Original languageEnglish
Article number2102447
JournalThe European Respiratory Journal
Issue number6
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2021
Externally publishedYes

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Published online: 24 September 2021.

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