European Lung Foundation (ELF): Public and patient information on lung diseases and risk factors. The ELF website provides a wealth of useful resources to share the latest developments in lung health research from the European Respiratory Society (ERS) and its members, in a clear and straightforward language. ELF also works to ensure that people with lung diseases and the general public have the opportunity to influence respiratory research and guidelines at the European level.
European Lung White book: Published by ERS, the European Lung White Book draws on the latest data from the World Health Organization and European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, and input from experts across the continent to present a rigorous examination of lung health and disease in Europe as it stands and an informed analysis of future trends.
European Respiratory Society: ERS is a professional, medical organisation with members in over 100 countries across the globe representing medical and scientific experts in the field of respiratory medicine and lung science. Its mission is to alleviate suffering from respiratory disease through advocacy, research, knowledge sharing and education. Its international congress attracts over 20,000 respiratory health professionals from all across the world.
IPCRG 'Fresh Air' programme: The IPCRG aims to tackle respiratory diseases across the world, including in low income countries. As part of that commitment, they have developed the FRESH AIR programme that now has World Health Organization-Global Alliance against chronic Respiratory Diseases (WHO-GARD) endorsement.
'Know your air for health': Launched by EFA and HEAL, the website primarily seeks to benefit vulnerable groups, such as pregnant women, children, patients and the elderly, because they are most affected by air pollution. The website also encourages patients, the public and health professional groups to make their voice heard with European Union, national and local government authorities on what needs to be done to improve air quality.
World Health Organization (WHO) ambient (outdoor) air pollution in cities database 2014: Hosted by WHO, the 2014 database holds information on the outdoor air pollution of 1,600 cities in 91 countries, covering the period from 2008–2013. It brings together figures from national/local reports and websites, regional air quality networks, and selected publications, to give a broader picture of the extent of outdoor air pollution across the globe.