Air Pollution in COPD

  • Research type

    Research Study

  • Full title

    The Effect of Air Pollution on Small Airway Lung Function in COPD



  • Contact name

    Omar S. Usmani

  • Contact email

  • Sponsor organisation

    Imperial College London

  • Duration of Study in the UK

    0 years, 8 months, 31 days

  • Research summary

    Exposure to air pollution has many harmful effects on human health and people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and asthma are especially vulnerable to the damaging effects of air pollutants. Air pollution can lead to serious COPD exacerbation and increase complications. We will select 44 patients with COPD to take part in this study and measure their lung function on two occasion 3 months apart to see if there is any deterioration in their symptoms and lung health related to the air pollution in their home areas.

  • REC name

    South West - Central Bristol Research Ethics Committee

  • REC reference


  • Date of REC Opinion

    11 Mar 2019

  • REC opinion

    Favourable Opinion