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What Your Breath Could Reveal About Your Health

What Your Breath Could Reveal About Your Health

Organic compounds in a person’s breath can be used as a powerful tool to detect, predict and ultimately prevent disease.

By TED02.11.19

There's no better way to stop a disease than to catch and treat it early, before symptoms occur. That's the whole point of medical screening techniques like radiography, MRIs, and blood tests. But there's one medium with overlooked potential for medical analysis: your breath. Technologist Julian Burschka shares the latest in the science of breath analysis—the screening of the volatile organic compounds in your exhaled breath—and how it could be used as a powerful tool to detect, predict, and ultimately prevent disease.
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