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Air pollution has a strong influence on human health and consequently increases costs for healthcare in the country. Bad air quality impacts all people, with especially detrimental effects being suffered by sensitive and vulnerable groups, like pregnant women, children, elderly more specifically those suffering from respiratory and other chronic conditions. Air pollution facilitates flu infection and exacerbates preexisting inflammation, especially patients with a low socioeconomic status

  The main aim of our association is:

  • Improving public health and decreasing healthcare expenditure by enacting measures leading to improved air quality.

→  How we will achieve our aim:

  • Effective changes to the local tax regulations, in scope, are taxes levied on transportation;
  • Enacting new regulation (new standards) for traffic in urbanized spaces;
  • Reducing the use of coal and other solid fuels for residential heating;
  • Improving the model of government support for winter heating;
  • Abiding by EU regulation and trends – focusing on energy efficiency and renewable (green) energy sources.
  • Improving urban planning

Projects

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The pilot screening project for early detection of lung cancer that we are proposing will have both individual and community benefits. Patients who are identified as developing early lung cancer will be eligible for treatment with more sparing modalities while maintaining a good level of quality of life. The aim of the project is to develop, propose and prepare for routine medical practice an algorithm for screening for lung cancer with low dose CT.

AirLief

AirLief is a social innovation developed together with medical physicians and air pollution experts. It is a free mobile app for Android and iOS that combines in a new way at-the-moment air quality info with health information, and personalized protection tips.
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Unmask my City – Sofia

Doctors, nurses, public health practitioners, and allied healthcare professionals are dedicated to improving the health of patients and communities. Improving air quality and reducing emissions in our cities will save millions of lives and improve health outcomes for billions of people.

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