Founded in 1904, ALA is the oldest voluntary health organization. The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease, through research, education and advocacy
Amid mass poor air quality exposure due to ongoing Canadian wildfires, Lungcast reviews air quality index, signs and symptoms of acute and long-term poor air exposure, high-risk patient populations, and the concerning future of particle pollution exposure.
On the latest Lungcast, Kalhan reviewed a 2018 paper he and colleagues penned on the need to establish phenotypes of chronic lung disease progression—such as what cardiology has done with LDL-C for heart attacks.
The pair of pulmonology and microbiology experts join the podcast to discuss what clinicians should look out for in indoor pollutant exposure risks, and how to manage their impact.
The 2022 State of the Air report from the American Lung Association highlights growing disparities in coastal-based ozone and particle pollution, amid wildfires and shifts in regulatory policies.