Monday, 23 October 2017

Open Access Week

October 23 to 29, 2017, is Open Access Week. The European Respiratory Society has a number of publications that are entirely open access: the European Respiratory Review, ERJ Open Research and Breathe. Visit their homepages and get immediate access to the studies that interest you.

Friday, 20 October 2017

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Passive smoking and lung cancer

Passive smoking has long since been suggested to be a risk factor for lung cancer. To date, the number of prospective studies on the relationship between passive smoking and lung cancer has been limited, and most of them have only included never-smoking women. The October issue of the European Respiratory Journal features a long-term prospective study that demonstrates a link between exposure to passive smoking in childhood and adulthood, and an increased risk of lung cancer in both men and women. Read the study here or visit to access other studies in the issue.

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Disinfectant use and poor asthma control

A US study of over 4000 nurses has found that use of several disinfectants is associated with poor asthma control. The study, published in the October issue of the European Respiratory Journal, highlights the need for greater future efforts to prevent worsening asthma control amongst healthcare workers. Read the study here or visit to access the October issue.