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A Review of Land-use Regression Models for Characterizing Intraurban Air Pollution Exposure
Epidemiologic studies of air pollution require accurate exposure assessments at unmonitored locations in order to minimize exposure misclassification. One approach gaining considerable interest isExpand
Is it traffic type, volume, or distance? Wheezing in infants living near truck and bus traffic.
BACKGROUND Previous studies of air pollution have not examined the association between exposure to varying types, distance, and amounts of traffic and wheezing in very young infants. OBJECTIVE WeExpand
Diesel exhaust particle induction of IL-17A contributes to severe asthma.
BACKGROUND IL-17A has been implicated in severe forms of asthma. However, the factors that promote IL-17A production during the pathogenesis of severe asthma remain undefined. Diesel exhaustExpand
Traffic-Related Air Pollution Exposure in the First Year of Life and Behavioral Scores at 7 Years of Age
Background: There is increasing concern about the potential effects of traffic-related air pollution (TRAP) on the developing brain. The impact of TRAP exposure on childhood behavior is not fullyExpand
A Comparison of Proximity and Land Use Regression Traffic Exposure Models and Wheezing in Infants
Background We previously reported an association between infant wheezing and residence < 100 m from stop-and-go bus and truck traffic. The use of a proximity model, however, may lead to exposureExpand
Mold exposure during infancy as a predictor of potential asthma development.
BACKGROUND Exposure to mold has been associated with exacerbation of asthma symptoms in children. OBJECTIVE To report how the presence of visible mold and exposure to (1-3)-beta-D-glucan in infancyExpand
Visually observed mold and moldy odor versus quantitatively measured microbial exposure in homes.
The main study objective was to compare different methods for assessing mold exposure in conjunction with an epidemiologic study on the development of children's asthma. Homes of 184 children wereExpand
Airway obstruction related to diacetyl exposure at microwave popcorn production facilities
Obstructive lung diseases including bronchiolitis obliterans have been reported among microwave popcorn production employees. Butter flavourings including diacetyl have been associated with theseExpand
Exposure to traffic-related particles and endotoxin during infancy is associated with wheezing at age 3 years.
RATIONALE Murine models demonstrate a synergistic production of reactive oxygen species on coexposure to diesel exhaust particles and endotoxin. OBJECTIVES It was hypothesized that coexposure toExpand
High environmental relative moldiness index during infancy as a predictor of asthma at 7 years of age.
BACKGROUND Mold exposures may contribute to the development of asthma, but previous studies have lacked a standardized approach to quantifying exposures. OBJECTIVE To determine whether moldExpand