What we want to achieve
Ultimately helping to unravel the etiology of chronic airway diseases and find ways to prevent, cure, or reduce their burden.
We interpret novel findings in light of their societal relevance and translate our results into (societal) recommendations.
Exemplary for our approach is our study on occupational exposures and lung function levels in Lifelines.
We found several types of occupational exposures are associated with lower lung function levels in active workers in the Lifelines cohort study. This indicates that people may become less healthy as a result of their job and that protective measures should be taken to prevent workers being exposed.
Airborne Occupational Exposures and Lung Function in the Lifelines Cohort Study | Annals of the American Thoracic Society (atsjournals.org)