Michal P. Spilak

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To explore associations of exposure to ambient and indoor air particulate and bio-aerosol pollutants with cardiovascular and respiratory disease markers, we utilized seven repeated measurements from 48 elderly subjects participating in a 4-week home air filtration study. Microvascular function (MVF), lung function, blood leukocyte counts, monocyte adhesion(More)
BACKGROUND Exposure to particulate air pollution increases respiratory and cardiovascular morbidity and mortality, especially in elderly, possibly through inflammation and vascular dysfunction. METHODS We examined potential beneficial effects of indoor air filtration in the homes of elderly, including people taking vasoactive drugs.Forty-eight nonsmoking(More)
UNLABELLED People spend approximately one-third of their lives sleeping, where they can be exposed to a myriad of particle-bound biological agents and chemical pollutants that originate within mattresses and bedding, including allergens, fungal spores, bacteria, and particle-phase semi-volatile organic compounds. Full-scale particle resuspension experiments(More)
People spend approximately one third of their life sleeping. Exposure to pollutants in the sleep environment often leads to a variety of adverse health effects, such as development and exacerbation of asthma. Avoiding exposure to these pollutants by providing a sufficient air quality in the sleep environment might be a feasible method to alleviate these(More)
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