Open your window in just about any busy city in the world and take a deep breath. That is, if you dare risking the coughing, congestion, and inflammation that comes from a lungful of urban pollution. While these symptoms are a nuisance for healthy people, for patients suffering from chronic or serious lung disease, the matter could be one of life and death. But at least you can retreat to your home to enjoy the clean air, right? According to work done by Dr. Pai-Chien Chou, Taipei Medical University Hospital’s new Director of Thoracic Medicine and his team, your home might not have less air pollution that the bustling streets outside. Dr. Chou’s cutting edge work combining advances in medication, rehabilitation, and technology should help provide a solution.