Clearing the Air for the Future of Lung Health

Explore decades of research into air pollution, particulate matter, and climate science

March 5, 2024

CHEST has contributed significantly to research into air pollution, climate change, health care sustainability, and particulate matter, dating back to the CHEST® journal’s inception in 1935. The more than 50 research articles listed here, all published in the CHEST journal portfolio, explore the profound impact of the environment on health issues, including but not limited to asthma, COPD, lung cancer, sleep apnea, and pulmonary fibrosis.

Reducing the Climate Impact of Critical Care
Published in the CHEST® Critical Care open access journal

Disease Burden and Prediction Analysis of Tracheal, Bronchus, and Lung Cancer Attributable to Residential Radon, Solid Fuels, and Particulate Matter Pollution Under Different Sociodemographic Transitions From 1990 to 2030

Climate Change for the Pulmonologist: A Focused Review

COPD Exposed to Air Pollution: A Path to Understand and Protect a Susceptible Population

Severity of COVID Is Associated With Air Pollution: A Single-Center Assessment of Risk

Individual Risk Factors of PM2.5 Associated With Wintertime Mortality in Urban Patients With COPD

Association of Ozone and PM2.5 Air Pollution on Short-Term Venous Thromboembolism Risk, Including 10,861 VTE Events in an Integrated Health System: 17 Years of Longitudinal Data

Long-Term Exposure to Ambient Air Pollutants and Increased Risk of Pneumonia in the UK Biobank

The Impact of Ambient Temperature on COPD Hospitalizations of Older Adults in the United States: A Nationwide Case-Crossover Study

Therapeutic Effects of Pirfenidone Against Fine Particulate Matter-Induced Pulmonary Inflammation and Fibrosis in Rats

Air Pollution and the Effectiveness of Positive Airway Pressure Therapy in Individuals With Sleep Apnea: A Retrospective Community-Based Repeated-Measures Longitudinal Study

Effects of Traffic-Related Air Pollution on Exercise Endurance, Dyspnea, and Cardiorespiratory Responses in Health and COPD: A Randomized, Placebo-Controlled, Crossover Trial

Prenatal and Postnatal Household Air Pollution Exposures and Pneumonia Risk: Evidence From the Ghana Randomized Air Pollution and Health Study

Long-Term Air Pollution Exposure Under European Union Limits and Adolescents’ Lung Function: Modifying Effect of Abnormal Weight in the GINIplus and LISA Birth Cohorts

Household Air Pollution: The Importance of Intervening Early

Air Pollution and Asthma: Mechanisms of Harm and Considerations for Clinical Interventions

Wildfire Smoke in Strawberry Fields: Evaluating Fire-Associated PM2.5 Exposure Effects on Ventura County Farmworkers

Air Pollution and Systemic Inflammation in Patients With Suspected OSA Living in an Urban Residential Area

Role of Particulate Matter on Emergency Department Visits for Asthma Exacerbation

Evaluating the Emergency Department Admission and Hospitalization Trend for COPD Exacerbation and Time-Dependent Particulate Matter Exposure

Air Pollution and Noncommunicable Diseases: A Review by the Forum of International Respiratory Societies’ Environmental Committee, Part 1 - The Damaging Effects of Air Pollution

Air Pollution and Noncommunicable Diseases: A Review by the Forum of International Respiratory Societies’ Environmental Committee, Part 2 - Air Pollution and Organ Systems

Impact of Long-Term Exposures to Ambient PM2.5 and Ozone on ARDS Risk for Older Adults in the United States

Relationship Between PM2.5 Levels and Lung Cancer Incidence and Mortality by US States

Air Pollution Exposure Is Associated With Lower Lung Function, but Not Changes in Lung Function, in Patients With Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

Synergistic Environmental Exposures and the Airways Capturing Complexity in Humans: An Underappreciated World of Complex Exposures

Exposure to Ambient Particulate Matter Is Associated With Accelerated Functional Decline in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

Impact of Particulate Matter on the Natural History of IPF: A Matter of Concentrations?

Another Constrictive Bronchiolitis Case? Small Airways Disease in a Gulf War I Veteran Exposed to Combustion Products and Particulate Matter

Surviving With Smog and Smoke: Precision Interventions?

Short-Term Exposure to Ambient Fine Particulate Matter Increases Hospitalizations and Mortality in COPD: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Treg/Th17 Cells in Chronic Lung Inflammation Models Exposed to PM2.5 in Beijing China

Protection of Astragalus Polysaccharides and Codonopsis Pilosula Polysaccharides on Alveolar Macrophage Phagocytosis of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Mice With PM2.5 Inhalation

Effect of Transient Receptor Potential Vanihoid-1(TRPV1) From Central Nervous System (CNS) on Guinea Pigs With Chronic Cough Induced by PM2.5

Air Pollution Exposure: A Novel Environmental Risk Factor for Interstitial Lung Disease?

Impact of Air Pollution on Cystic Fibrosis Pulmonary Exacerbations: A Case-Crossover Analysis

Statins Reduce Lung Inflammation by Promoting the Clearance of Particulate Matter From Lung Tissues

Lungs in a Warming World: Climate Change and Respiratory Health

Climate Change, Air Pollution, and COPD Outcomes: Too Many Factors to Be Considered, Even Barometric Pressure!

Climate Change, Air Pollution, and COPD Outcomes: Response

Air Pollution and Prevalence of Bronchitic Symptoms Among Children in Taiwan

Influence of Socioeconomic Deprivation on the Relation Between Air Pollution and β-Agonist Sales for Asthma

Effects of Particulate Matter 2.5 and Ozone Level on Emergency Room Visits for Respiratory Illness

Indoor Air Pollution: A Poverty-Related Cause of Mortality Among the Children of the World

Effect of Particulate Air Pollution on Lung Function in Adult and Pediatric Subjects in a Seattle Panel Study

Indoor Particulate Matter and Asthma Morbidity in Preschool-Age Children

Top Ten List in Occupational Pulmonary Disease

Urban Air Pollution: Why Is It a Health Problem?

The Challenge of Air Pollution

Environmental Air Pollution, Emphysema, and Ionized Air

Climate in Asthma