Using personal air filters to cut PM2.5 exposure protects airways of asthmatic children | Duke Kunshan University

Using personal air filters to cut PM2.5 exposure protects airways of asthmatic children

With the importance of airway mechanics in child asthma receiving increased recognition, a research team including Jim Zhang, director of the Regional Ozone Sino-U.S. Collaborative Research Center, conducted a study in Shanghai to examine the responses of airway mechanics to air pollution exposure in asthmatic children. The findings, published in Environment International, suggest that reducing exposure to PM2.5 (tiny airborne particles that can harm health), such as through air filtration and other personal air quality management, is important to protecting airways.