The Health Consequences of Involuntary Exposure to Tobacco Smoke: A Report of the Attorney General
The report, The Health Consequences of Involuntary Exposure to Tobacco Smoke, finds that even brief secondhand smoke exposure can cause immediate harm. The report says the only way to protect nonsmokers from the dangerous chemicals in secondhand smoke is to eliminate smoking indoors.
Asthma UK is a major funder of asthma research in the UK. Each year we spend approximately £3 million on research which includes project grants, four fellows and two professors. Asthma UK has funded nearly £30 million of basic and clinical research to date. We fund a broad research program across the UK, aimed at understanding why people develop asthma in the first place and identifying new treatments to control and prevent asthma.
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
In response to the increased prevalence of asthma, NIEHS has developed several research programs. The following are descriptions of available programs.
Asthma Genetics: The Environmental Genome Project
Centers for Children's Environmental Health and Disease Prevention Research
Asthma Research Online is an AUSTRALIAN based interactive website
designed to assist professionals and consumers to access current asthma
Their aim is to enhance the level of knowledge and understanding about asthma and its causes and ultimately, to find a cure by:
- Showcasing and promoting research
- Providing a resource
- Extending the networks of communication
- Raising asthma awareness
- Highlighting the need for further research