3M India has signed a memorandum of understanding with Chest Research Foundation (CRF) to collaborate on a research study to generate data that can help give solutions to reduce the increasing cases of asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases (COPD) and occupational lung diseases. Hinged on academic research and industrial expertise, the study will focus on creating awareness among 3,500+ pulmonologists in India about the management, prevention and long-term impact of chronic and occupational lung diseases.
COPD and asthma in India, is alarming. Along with the deteriorating air quality in our cities, this number is increasing yearly. We have been studying the situation and our collaboration with 3M will further generate data, especially in the area of respiratory protection at the workplace.
Dr. Sundeep Salvi, Director, Chest Research Foundation
Our interest in the subject stems from our thirty years of experience of working with industrial workers in India, where we recognize a compelling need to create awareness about using the right apparatus to prevent occupational lung diseases and respiratory disorders. Globally, 3M has been at the vanguard of numerous studies and research in the areas of air pollution, ill effects of exposure and how to protect against exposure to hazardous pollutants, thereby making this collaboration symbiotic
Debarati Sen, Managing Director 3M India & Sri Lanka.