Pollution Plight: Managing Lung Conditions

  1. Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) are two of the most common lung disease in the UK.
  2. As mentioned on the National news asthma deaths have risen by thirty per cent over the last ten years.

Around 10,000 people are newly diagnosed with some form of lung disease every week across the UK, adding to the one in every 11 people that currently have asthma and roughly three million people living with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).

Air pollution – whether that’s traffic fumes, smoke or dust particles, is a trigger for those with lung conditions that’s hard to avoid. Pollutants irritate, inflame and swell airways and can make sufferers more sensitive to the usual triggers for both asthma and COPD.