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October 17, 2017

Passive smoking has long since been suggested to be a risk factor for lung cancer. To date, the number of prospective studies on the relationship between passive smoking and lung cancer has been limited, and most of them have only included never-smoking women. The October issue of the European Respiratory Journal features a long-term prospective study that demonstrates a link between exposure to passive smoking in childhood and adulthood, and an increased risk of lung cancer in both men and women. Read the study here or visit to access other studies in the issue.

October 11, 2017

A US study of over 4000 nurses has found that use of several disinfectants is associated with poor asthma control. The study, published in the October issue of the European Respiratory Journal, highlights the need for greater future efforts to prevent worsening asthma control amongst healthcare workers. Read the study here or visit to access the October issue.

About the ERS books

The ERS Monograph is the quarterly book series from the European Respiratory Society. Each Monograph covers a specific area of respiratory medicine, providing in-depth reviews that give clinicians at all levels a concise, comprehensive guide to symptoms, diagnosis and treatment. 

The ERS Handbooks are compact guides to broad areas of the respiratory field. Launched in 2010, the series now covers adult, paediatric and sleep respiratory medicine, and a companion volume of self-assessment questions is available.

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