Please see the below information regarding an event that the European Lung Foundation are planning to take place in the capital next month. For any enquiries or feedback, please contact them via their campaign page: healthylungsforlife.org
Londoners and visitors to the Capital will get the chance to test their lungs in Trafalgar Square from 2-3 September as the Healthy Lungs for Life campaign, which raises awareness of the importance of healthy lungs, will be doing free lung function tests.
As three giant ‘clean air bubbles’ take up residence among the pigeons, visitors to the Square will be able to see real-time updates on local air pollution levels and learn more about the steps they can take individually to improve the quality of the air they breathe, at work, at home and during exercise.
Volunteer health professionals will be on site from 10.00 each day to test people’s lung capacity by getting them to breathe into a spirometer. The test will enable people to better understand the health of their own lungs.
Anyone who lives or works in London and tourists visiting the city are all being encouraged to head down to the Square.
With the whole of London’s air quality constantly in the media spotlight, the Trafalgar Square event will be followed by similar events across London’s boroughs, from Waltham Forest to Camden and Islington.
The Royal College of Physicians (RCP) will also be hosting a free ‘meet the expert’ event on 5 September (6-8pm) and inviting the public to ask questions about lung health and air quality to a range of high profile experts.
The public lung testing coincides with the arrival of the European Respiratory Society (ERS)’s annual International Congress in London, which will see the brightest minds in lung health gather to discuss possible breakthroughs and new research from 3-7 September.
For more details on the London lung testing events and the Healthy Lungs for Life campaign, visit healthylungsforlife.org