How can we measure the impact of pollutants on respiratory function in very young children? Methodological aspects

Stern, Georgette; Latzin, Philipp; Thamrin, Cindy; Frey, Urs (2007). How can we measure the impact of pollutants on respiratory function in very young children? Methodological aspects. Paediatric respiratory reviews, 8(4), pp. 299-304. London: Elsevier 10.1016/j.prrv.2007.07.008

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There is increasing evidence that air pollution particularly affects infants and small preschool children. However, detecting air pollution effects on lung function in small children is technically difficult and requires non-invasive methods that can assess lung function and inflammatory markers in larger cohorts. This review discusses the principles, usefulness and shortcomings of various lung function techniques used to detect pollution effects in small children. The majority of these techniques have been used to detect effects of the dominant indoor pollutant, tobacco exposure. However there is increasing evidence that non-invasive lung function techniques can also detect the effects of outdoor air pollution.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Further Contribution)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Gynaecology, Paediatrics and Endocrinology (DFKE) > Clinic of Paediatric Medicine

UniBE Contributor:

Stern Meggers, Georgette; Latzin, Philipp; Thamrin, Cindy and Frey, Urs Peter

ISSN:

1526-0542

ISBN:

18005898

Publisher:

Elsevier

Language:

English

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 14:52

Last Modified:

06 Dec 2013 13:45

Publisher DOI:

10.1016/j.prrv.2007.07.008

PubMed ID:

18005898

Web of Science ID:

000251687900006

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/22041 (FactScience: 29500)

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