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JOINT MODELS OF ASSOCIATION BETWEEN COMMUNITY-AVERAGE POLLUTANT CONCENTRATIONS AND LUNG-FUNCTION I. GROWTH IN LUNG FUNCTION ASSOCIATED WITH LOCAL TRAFFIC EXPOSURE: BACĂU COHORT STUDY


CULEA CĂTĂLINA MIHAELA 1, CULEA GEORGE 1
1. “Vasile Alecsandri” University of Bacău, Calea Mărăşeşti 156, Bacău, 600115, Romania

Issue:

PLUMEE, Number 1, Volume V

Section:

Issue No.1 - Volume 5 (2015)

Abstract:

The adverse health effects of air pollution are of increasing concern. Many studies show that air pollution causes not only unfavourable respiratory effects in patients with asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and other lung conditions, but also cardiovascular effects such as myocardial infarction and stroke. This paper presents the evaluation of association between residential exposure to traffic and lung-function. Our results were robust to adjustment for several factors, including indoor sources of air pollution and socioeconomic status. In conclusion, the possibility of confounding by other factors still exists and further investigations are needed to corroborate our results.

Keywords:

cohort study, analysis, lung function, traffic exposure.

Code [ID]:

PLUMEE201501V05S01A0004 [0004243]

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