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September 10, 2020

What is smoke

For many parts of the country, wildfire season is well under way. So we’re asking the questions, what exactly is smoke? How is it made? What’s in it? Why do some fires produce more smoke than others? And what are...
We talked recently about an Italian study finding evidence to suggest Covid-19 can travel through the air, hitching a ride on pollution particles. Now a team from Taipei Medical University in Taiwan, have taken this theory one stage further. They...
As children head back to school amid Covid fears, it’s a stressful time for the whole family. And for families with asthmatic children, there is the added worry of the ‘September Asthma Spike’ to deal with too. According to the...
The arrival of Covid-19 has left us all feeling vulnerable. But for people with preexisting lung conditions, the last few months have been particularly worrying. One of the biggest killers in the US COPD or to give it its full...
Over the last few months we’ve had more than our fair share of bad news to deal with. So it’s great to have something positive to share. A new trend in neonatal hospitals Since the beginning of lockdown, doctors in...
Even before the fires started to burn, Covid-19 was having an impact on this year’s wildfire season. Earlier this year, in California, all prescribed burns were suspended due to the virus. Training and vegetation clearance were also proving difficult to...