Life Time Prevention of Chronic Airway Diseases

  • Maciej Chałubiński
  • Marek L. KowalskiEmail author
Part of the Practical Issues in Geriatrics book series (PIG)


Chronic airway diseases, including bronchial asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), have been considered to be major causes of morbidity from childhood to old age. Both diseases may be promoted by life span exposure to environmental risk factors, such air pollution, tobacco smoke, and may also be influenced by climate changes, social background, diet, infections, and occupation. Strategies for prevention of chronic airway diseases are based on the proper identification, modification, and/or avoidance of risk factors during the lifetime.


Asthma Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) Tobacco Air pollution Obesity Exposome 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Immunology and Allergy, Healthy Ageing Research Center (HARC)Medical University of LodzŁódźPoland

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