The effects of air pollution: more bad news, but some good news too

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Date: Feb. 2008
From: Journal of Respiratory Diseases(Vol. 29, Issue 2)
Publisher: CMP Medica, LLC
Document Type: Article
Length: 470 words
Lexile Measure: 1170L

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McCreanor J, Cullinan P, Nieuwenhuijsen MJ, et al, Imperial College, London, and other centers. Respiratory effects of exposure to diesel traffic in persons with asthma. N Engl J Med. Dec 6, 2007;357:2348-2358.

Downs SH, Schindler C, Liu LJ, et al, University of Basel, Switzerland, and other centers. Reduced exposure to [PM.sub.10] and attenuated age-related decline in lung function. N Engl J Med. Dec 6, 2007;357:2338-2347.

Two studies provide further evidence that relatively low levels of air pollution have adverse respiratory effects. However, one of the studies suggests that improvement in air quality can slow the decline in pulmonary function.

* The effects of exposure to diesel exhaust: McCreanor and associates found that exposure to diesel exhaust on a...

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