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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914645/comparison-of-diverse-estimation-methods-for-personal-exposure-to-air-pollutants-and-associations-with-allergic-symptoms-the-allergy-gene-environment-link-angel-study
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Young-Min Kim, Jihyun Kim, Youngshin Han, Byung-Jae Lee, Dong-Chull Choi, Hae-Kwan Cheong, Byoung-Hak Jeon, Inbo Oh, Gwi-Nam Bae, Jae Young Lee, Chang-Heok Kim, SungChul Seo, Su Ryeon Noh, Kangmo Ahn
We estimated the exposure to ambient air pollutants and analyzed the associations with allergic diseases. We enrolled 177 children with atopic dermatitis (AD) and 70 asthmatic adults living in Seoul Metropolitan Area, Korea, and followed for 17months between August 2013 and December 2014. Parents or patients recorded symptom scores on a daily basis. Exposure to particulate matter with a diameter <10μm (PM10) and nitrogen dioxide (NO2) was estimated in four different ways in each individual, using the AQ1 (measurements from the nearest air quality monitoring station to residential houses), AQ2 (measurements modified from AQ1 with the indoor level of air pollutants and time activity of each individual), AQ1-DI, and AQ2-DI (measurements modified from AQ1 and AQ2, respectively, with daily inhalation intakes of air pollutants)...
November 30, 2016: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913396/long-term-exposure-to-fine-particulate-matter-and-breast-cancer-incidence-in-the-danish-nurse-cohort-study
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Zorana J Andersen, Line Ravnskjaer, Klaus Kaae Andersen, Steffen Loft, Jorgen Brandt, Thomas Becker, Matthias Ketzel, Ole Hertel, Elsebeth Lynge, Elvira Vaclavik Brauner
BACKGROUND: An association between air pollution and breast cancer risk has been suggested but evidence is sparse and inconclusive. METHODS: We included 22,877 female nurses from the Danish Nurse cohort who were recruited in 1993 or 1999, and followed them for incidence of breast cancer (N=1,145) until 2013 in the Danish Cancer Register. We estimated annual mean concentrations of particulate matter with diameter < 2.5 µg/m3 (PM2.5) and < 10 µg/m3 (PM10), and nitrogen dioxide (NO2) at nurses' residences since 1990 using an atmospheric chemistry transport model...
December 2, 2016: Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901618/genome-wide-interaction-analysis-of-air-pollution-exposure-and-childhood-asthma-with-functional-follow-up
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Anna Gref, Simon Kebede Merid, Olena Gruzieva, Stéphane Ballereau, Allan Becker, Tom Bellander, Anna Bergström, Yohan Bossé, Matteo Bottai, Moira Chan-Yeung, Elaine Fuertes, Despo Ierodiakonou, Ruiwei Jiang, Stéphane Joly, Meaghan Jones, Michael S Kobor, Michal Korek, Anita L Kozyrskyj, Ashish Kumar, Nathanaël Lemonnier, Elaina MacIntyre, Camille Ménard, David Nickle, Ma'en Obeidat, Johann Pellet, Marie Standl, Annika Sääf, Cilla Söderhäll, Carla Mt Tiesler, Maarten van den Berge, Judith M Vonk, Hita Vora, Cheng-Jian Xu, Josep M Antó, Charles Auffray, Michael Brauer, Jean Bousquet, Bert Brunekreef, W James Gauderman, Joachim Heinrich, Juha Kere, Gerard H Koppelman, Dirkje Postma, Christopher Carlsten, Göran Pershagen, Erik Melén
RATIONALE: The evidence supporting an association between traffic-related air pollution exposure and incident childhood asthma is inconsistent, and may depend on genetic factors. OBJECTIVES: To identify gene-environment interaction effects on childhood asthma using genome-wide single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) data and air pollution exposure. Identified loci were further analyzed at epigenetic and transcriptomic levels. METHODS: We used land use regression models to estimate individual air pollution exposure (represented by outdoor NO2 levels) at the birth address and performed a genome-wide interaction study for doctor's diagnosis of asthma up to 8 years in three European birth cohorts (n=1,534) with look-up for interaction in two separate North American cohorts, CHS and CAPPS/SAGE (n=1,602 and 186 subjects, respectively)...
November 30, 2016: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899751/air-pollution-is-associated-with-ischemic-stroke-via-cardiogenic-embolism
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Jong-Won Chung, Oh Young Bang, Kangmo Ahn, Sang-Soon Park, Tai Hwan Park, Jae Guk Kim, Youngchai Ko, SooJoo Lee, Kyung Bok Lee, Jun Lee, Kyusik Kang, Jong-Moo Park, Yong-Jin Cho, Keun-Sik Hong, Hyun-Wook Nah, Dae-Hyun Kim, Jae-Kwan Cha, Wi-Sun Ryu, Dong-Eog Kim, Joon-Tae Kim, Jay Chol Choi, Mi-Sun Oh, Kyung-Ho Yu, Byung-Chul Lee, Ji Sung Lee, Juneyoung Lee, Hong-Kyun Park, Beom Joon Kim, Moon-Ku Han, Hee-Joon Bae
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The aim of the study was to assessed the impact of short-term exposure to air pollution on ischemic stroke subtype, while focusing on stroke caused via cardioembolism. METHODS: From a nationwide, multicenter, prospective, stroke registry database, 13 535 patients with acute ischemic stroke hospitalized to 12 participating centers were enrolled in this study. Data on the hourly concentrations of particulate matter <10 μm, nitrogen dioxide (NO2), sulfur dioxide (SO2), ozone (O3), and carbon monoxide (CO) were collected from 181 nationwide air pollution surveillance stations...
November 29, 2016: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892410/short-term-no2-exposure-is-associated-with-long-chain-fatty-acids-in-prospective-cohorts-from-augsburg-germany-results-from-an-analysis-of-138-metabolites-and-three-exposures
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Cavin K Ward-Caviness, Susanne Breitner, Kathrin Wolf, Josef Cyrys, Gabi Kastenmüller, Rui Wang-Sattler, Alexandra Schneider, Annette Peters
BACKGROUND: Short-term exposure to air pollution is associated with morbidity and mortality. Metabolites are intermediaries in biochemical processes, and associations between air pollution and metabolites can yield unique mechanistic insights. METHODS: We used independent cross-sectional samples with targeted metabolomics (138 metabolites across five metabolite classes) from three cohort studies, each a part of the Cooperative Health Research in the Region of Augsburg (KORA)...
October 2016: International Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890411/effect-of-hydrolysis-of-n2o5-on-nitrate-and-ammonium-formation-in-beijing-china-wrf-chem-model-simulation
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Xing Su, Xuexi Tie, Guohui Li, Junji Cao, Rujin Huang, Tian Feng, Xin Long, Ruiguang Xu
Beijing, the capital of China, is a mega city with a population of >20 million. In recent years, the city has experienced heavy air pollution, with particulate matter (PM) being one of its top pollutants. In the last decade, extensive efforts have been made to characterize the sources, properties, and processes of PM in Beijing. Despite progress made by previous studies, there are still some important questions to be answered and addressed. The focus of this research is to study the impact of the heterogeneous hydrolysis of N2O5 on the formation of nitrate (NO3(-)) and ammonium (NH4(+)) in Beijing...
November 24, 2016: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888994/early-life-exposure-to-traffic-related-air-pollution-and-allergic-rhinitis-in-preschool-children
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Qihong Deng, Chan Lu, Yichen Yu, Yuguo Li, Jan Sundell, Dan Norbäck
BACKGROUND: Evidence linking long-term exposure to outdoor air pollution with allergic rhinitis (AR) in children is scare, and the role of components of air pollution and timing of exposure remains unclear. OBJECTIVE: To assess the association of pre- and post-natal exposure to air pollution with life-time prevalence of AR in preschool children. METHODS: We conducted a cohort study of 2598 children aged 3-6 years in Changsha, China. The lifetime prevalence of AR was assessed by a questionnaire administered by parents...
December 2016: Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887833/the-impact-of-pollutants-from-a-major-northern-highway-on-an-adjacent-hardwood-forest
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S A Watmough, T Rabinowitz, S Baker
Emissions of pollutants from highways can exert multiple stresses on adjacent ecosystems. In this study air concentrations of NO2 and throughfall deposition of inorganic N (NO3(-) and NH4(+)), SO4(2-), Cl(-), base cations and several metals were measured in all four seasons along a 1.5km hardwood forest gradient extending away from a major highway (Highway 401) in southern Ontario, Canada. Soil and lichen chemistry and herbaceous plant and epiphytic lichen species composition were measured within the hardwood forest to evaluate impacts of these pollutants...
November 22, 2016: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887621/pediatric-emergency-department-visits-and-ambient-air-pollution-in-the-u-s-state-of-georgia-a-case-crossover-study
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Qingyang Xiao, Yang Liu, James A Mulholland, Armistead G Russell, Lyndsey A Darrow, Paige E Tolbert, Matthew J Strickland
BACKGROUND: Estimating the health effects of ambient air pollutant mixtures is necessary to understand the risk of real-life air pollution exposures. METHODS: Pediatric Emergency Department (ED) visit records for asthma or wheeze (n = 148,256), bronchitis (n = 84,597), pneumonia (n = 90,063), otitis media (n = 422,268) and upper respiratory tract infection (URI) (n = 744,942) were obtained from Georgia hospitals during 2002-2008. Spatially-contiguous daily concentrations of 11 ambient air pollutants were estimated from CMAQ model simulations that were fused with ground-based measurements...
November 25, 2016: Environmental Health: a Global Access Science Source
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27883914/association-of-outdoor-air-pollution-and-indoor-renovation-with-early-childhood-ear-infection-in-china
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Qihong Deng, Chan Lu, Wei Jiang, Jinping Zhao, Linjing Deng, Yuguang Xiang
BACKGROUND: Otitis media (OM) is a common infection in early childhood with repeated attacks that lead to long-term complications and sequelae, but its risk factors still remain unclear. OBJECTIVE: To examine the risk of childhood OM for different indoor and outdoor air pollutants during different timing windows, with a purpose to identify critical windows of exposure and key components of air pollution in the development of OM. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study of 1617 children aged 3-4 years in Changsha, China (2011-2012)...
November 21, 2016: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881237/exposure-to-traffic-related-air-pollution-and-risk-of-development-of-childhood-asthma-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Haneen Khreis, Charlotte Kelly, James Tate, Roger Parslow, Karen Lucas, Mark Nieuwenhuijsen
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: The question of whether children's exposure to traffic-related air pollution (TRAP) contributes to their development of asthma is unresolved. We conducted a systematic review and performed meta-analyses to analyze the association between TRAP and asthma development in childhood. DATA SOURCES: We systematically reviewed epidemiological studies published until 8 September 2016 and available in the Embase, Ovid MEDLINE (R), and Transport databases...
November 17, 2016: Environment International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871798/the-association-of-air-pollution-and-greenness-with-mortality-and-life-expectancy-in-spain-a-small-area-study
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Carmen de Keijzer, David Agis, Albert Ambrós, Gustavo Arévalo, Jose M Baldasano, Stefano Bande, Jose Barrera-Gómez, Joan Benach, Marta Cirach, Payam Dadvand, Stefania Ghigo, Èrica Martinez-Solanas, Mark Nieuwenhuijsen, Ennio Cadum, Xavier Basagaña
BACKGROUND: Air pollution exposure has been associated with an increase in mortality rates, but few studies have focused on life expectancy, and most studies had restricted spatial coverage. A limited body of evidence is also suggestive for a beneficial association between residential exposure to greenness and mortality, but the evidence for such an association with life expectancy is still very scarce. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the association of exposure to air pollution and greenness with mortality and life expectancy in Spain...
November 18, 2016: Environment International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865567/preconceptional-and-perinatal-exposure-to-traffic-related-air-pollution-and-eczema-in-preschool-children
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Chan Lu, Linjing Deng, Cuiyun Ou, Hong Yuan, Xiang Chen, Qihong Deng
BACKGROUND: Evidence linking prenatal exposure to outdoor air pollution with eczema in early childhood is scare, and the role of components of air pollution and exposure timing remains unclear. OBJECTIVES: We investigated the association between exposure to air pollution during preconceptional and perinatal period and the risk of eczema in preschool children. METHODS: We conducted a prospective cohort study of 2598 children aged 3-6 years in Changsha, China...
November 9, 2016: Journal of Dermatological Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864736/assessment-of-different-route-choice-on-commuters-exposure-to-air-pollution-in-taipei-taiwan
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Hsien-Chih Li, Pei-Te Chiueh, Shi-Ping Liu, Yu-Yang Huang
The purposes of this study are to develop a healthy commute map indicating cleanest route in Taipei metropolitan area for any given journey and to evaluate the pollutant doses exposed in different commuting modes. In Taiwan, there are more than 13.6 million motorcycles and 7.7 million vehicles among the 23 million people. Exposure to traffic-related air pollutants can thus cause adverse health effects. Moreover, increasing the level of physical activity during commuting and longer distances will result in inhalation of more polluted air...
November 18, 2016: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861543/short-term-fluctuations-in-air-pollution-and-asthma-in-scania-sweden-is-the-association-modified-by-long-term-concentrations
#15
Tahir Taj, Emilie Stroh, Daniel Oudin Åström, Kristina Jakobsson, Anna Oudin
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Asthma is one of the most common respiratory diseases in the world. Research has shown that temporal increases in air pollution concentrations can aggravate asthma symptoms. The aim of this study was to assess whether individuals living in areas with higher air pollution concentrations responded differently to short-term temporal exposure to air pollution than those living in lower air pollution areas. METHOD: The study was designed as a case-crossover study in Scania, Sweden...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847517/association-between-air-pollution-and-the-development-of-rheumatic-disease-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Gavin Sun, Glen Hazlewood, Sasha Bernatsky, Gilaad G Kaplan, Bertus Eksteen, Cheryl Barnabe
Objective. Environmental risk factors, such as air pollution, have been studied in relation to the risk of development of rheumatic diseases. We performed a systematic literature review to summarize the existing knowledge. Methods. MEDLINE (1946 to September 2016) and EMBASE (1980 to 2016, week 37) databases were searched using MeSH terms and keywords to identify cohort, case-control, and case cross-over studies reporting risk estimates for the development of select rheumatic diseases in relation to exposure of measured air pollutants (n = 8)...
2016: International Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27837472/exposure-to-pm10-no2-and-o3-and-impacts-on-human-health
#17
Yusef Omidi Khaniabadi, Gholamreza Goudarzi, Seyed Mohammad Daryanoosh, Alessandro Borgini, Andrea Tittarelli, Alessandra De Marco
Air pollution is emerging as a risk factor for human health like cancer and other health outcomes in developing countries, especially Iran where air pollutant concentrations are elevated. Additionally, some of the crucial environmental problems are caused by air pollution. Nevertheless, the data on health effects of air pollution are limited. The main objective of this study was to assess the health impacts attributed to particulate matter less than 10 μg/m(3) (PM10), nitrogen dioxide (NO2), and ozone (O3) in Kermanshah City (Iran)...
November 12, 2016: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27835751/traffic-related-air-pollution-and-hyperactivity-inattention-dyslexia-and-dyscalculia-in-adolescents-of-the-german-giniplus-and-lisaplus-birth-cohorts
#18
Elaine Fuertes, Marie Standl, Joan Forns, Dietrich Berdel, Judith Garcia-Aymerich, Iana Markevych, Gerd Schulte-Koerne, Dorothea Sugiri, Tamara Schikowski, Carla M T Tiesler, Joachim Heinrich
BACKGROUND: Few studies have examined the link between air pollution exposure and behavioural problems and learning disorders during late childhood and adolescence. OBJECTIVES: To determine whether traffic-related air pollution exposure is associated with hyperactivity/inattention, dyslexia and dyscalculia up to age 15years using the German GINIplus and LISAplus birth cohorts (recruitment 1995-1999). METHODS: Hyperactivity/inattention was assessed using the German parent-completed (10years) and self-completed (15years) Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire...
October 27, 2016: Environment International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27825842/hourly-associations-between-heat-and-ambulance-calls
#19
Yuming Guo
BACKGROUND: The response speed of ambulance calls is very crucial to rescue patients suffering immediately life threatening conditions. The serious health outcomes might be caused by exposing to extreme heat only several hours before. However, limited evidence is available on this topic. This study aims to examine the hourly association between heat and ambulance calls, to improve the ambulance services and to better protect health. METHODS: Hourly data on ambulance calls for non-accidental causes, temperature and air pollutants (PM10, NO2, and O3) were collected from Brisbane, Australia, during 2001 and 2007...
November 5, 2016: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27824608/ambient-air-pollution-traffic-noise-and-adult-asthma-prevalence-a-bioshare-approach
#20
Yutong Cai, Wilma L Zijlema, Dany Doiron, Marta Blangiardo, Paul R Burton, Isabel Fortier, Amadou Gaye, John Gulliver, Kees de Hoogh, Kristian Hveem, Stéphane Mbatchou, David W Morley, Ronald P Stolk, Paul Elliott, Anna L Hansell, Susan Hodgson
We investigated the effects of both ambient air pollution and traffic noise on adult asthma prevalence, using harmonised data from three European cohort studies established in 2006-2013 (HUNT3, Lifelines and UK Biobank).Residential exposures to ambient air pollution (particulate matter with aerodynamic diameter ≤10 µm (PM10) and nitrogen dioxide (NO2)) were estimated by a pan-European Land Use Regression model for 2007. Traffic noise for 2009 was modelled at home addresses by adapting a standardised noise assessment framework (CNOSSOS-EU)...
October 20, 2016: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
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