10 Principles of lung health
In this brochure, the European Respiratory Society (ERS) brings together experts in the field of lung disease and lung health. Setting out the ERS 10 Principles for Lung Health, the Society proposes a call to action to improve respiratory health which it invites all stakeholders to support. "There are more than 40 different major respiratory diseases, all of which can seriously affect the lives of both children and adults. Yet despite encompassing a large number of potentially fatal diseases, respiratory diseases remain poorly understood by the public and crucially, receive minimal funding from most national governments, foundations and intergovernmental bodies." One year after the publication of this brochure, these words sound tragically profetic..
The European Respiratory Society (ERS) is a pan-European association connecting lung-specialists from the entire continent. It organises scientific and educational events and keeps its members up to date by means of a wide array of publications.