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Title: The detrimental health effects of traffic-related air pollution: a role for DNA methylation?
Authors: NAWROT, Tim
Adcock, Ian
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: AMER THORACIC SOC, 1740 BROADWAY, NEW YORK, NY 10019-4374 USA
Citation: AMERICAN JOURNAL OF RESPIRATORY AND CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE, 179(7). p. 523-524
Abstract: Exposure to air pollution and particularly that from diesel engines has been known for many years to affect asthma symptoms and hospitalizations (1) as well as all-cause (2) and cardiovascular mortality (3). Indeed, it has been shown that 2 hours of walking in shopping areas with high levels of diesel fumes (Oxford Street, London) containing ultrafine particles and elemental carbon can result in a significant loss of lung function and an increase in inflammatory mediators (4). Such changes were rapid and prolonged with a return to normal lung function occurring between 5 and 22 hours. The effect of chronic exposure was not examined.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/9864
DOI:  10.1164/rccm.200812-1900ED
ISSN: 1073-449X
Category: M
Type: Journal Contribution
Appears in Collections: Research publications

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