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Dr Richard Russell and Prof Christian Taube discuss the global environmental exposure of biomass fuels and its role in COPD in both women and children. Watch this video to understand the effect of incomplete fuel combustion and the release of harmful by-products and free radicals on the lungs. A study presented at ATS 2016 showed that early-in-life intervention to decrease biomass exposure can have long-term benefits on lung function. Reducing biomass exposure is needed to prevent future cases of deteriorated lung function in women and children around the world.


This webinar episode is part of the ATS 2016 webinar series outlined below.


Webinar series


  1. Introduction to the ATS 2016 webinar series for COPD
  2. Asthma-COPD overlap syndrome (ACOS)
  3. Phenotypes, traits and clusters in COPD
  4. Eosinophils and other biomarkers for COPD
  5. Combination therapy in COPD: recent data from clinical trials
  6. ICS use in COPD
  7. Exacerbations in COPD
  8. Co-morbidities of COPD
  9. Structural mechanisms of COPD and the lung microbiome
  10. Biomass fuels and their role in COPD
  11. Smoking cessation and e-Cigarettes
  12. Pulmonary rehabilitation for COPD
  13. Diagnosis and spirometry in COPD
Module Duration
3 mins
Created Date
Monday, August 1, 2016
Dr Richard Russell and Prof Christian Taube
Content Type
Developments in Respiratory