World Lung Day
September 25 is celebrated every year World Lung Day. World Lung Day was celebrated for the first time in 2016. This idea was proposed by Michiaki Mishima, president of the Kyoto Assembly of FIRS. Celebrating Lung Day is especially relevant these days, because polluted ecology, tobacco consumption and poor living conditions affect lung health in a negative way.
The theme of the day is focused on the dissemination of information about maintaining lung health.
- The total area of the alveoli – bubbles where gas exchange takes place – is larger than the surface area of the human body.
- About 8 million people worldwide die from cigarette smoke every year, most of them from lung cancer. The use of electronic cigarettes also has a negative result, damaging organ tissue and weakening immunity.
- Lungs can be trained like other organs. Yes, the record for diving into water is 24 minutes without air. This is possible if you teach the lungs to hold air in themselves.
- City dwellers suffer from lung diseases twice as often as peasants.
- The total capacity of the lungs of an adult is 5 liters, but only 0.5 liters are actively involved in gas exchange.