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Diesel exhaust particles induced release of interleukin 6 and 8 by (primed) human bronchial epithelial cells (BEAS 2B) in vitro.
Several epidemiological studies have recently shown associations of increased premature mortality rates with ambient particulate air pollution. Diesel exhaust particles (DEP) may constitute anExpand
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s of papers PARTICULATE SYSTEMS AS CARRIERS FOR SITE-SPECIFIC DRUG DELIVERY: THE STATE OF THE ART D.J.A. Crommelin In the last decade a number of particulate carrier systems have been developed toExpand
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Salivary levels of immunoglobulin A in triathletes.
We investigated whether the physical exercise of an olympic distance triathlon affected the salivary IgA excretion of triathletes, as a biomarker for mucosal immune defence. 42 triathletesExpand
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Relationship between exhaled NO, respiratory symptoms, lung function, bronchial hyperresponsiveness, and blood eosinophilia in school children
Background: Exhaled nitric oxide (eNO) may serve as a non-invasive marker of airway inflammation but its relationship with other commonly used measures has not been evaluated. Methods: Levels of eNOExpand
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Adjuvant Activity of Various Diesel Exhaust and Ambient Particles in Two Allergic Models
In the framework of an EU study entitled "Respiratory Allergy and Inflammation Due to Ambi-ent Particles" (RAIAP), various collected particulate matter samples were to be tested for their adjuvantExpand
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Traffic-Related Air Pollution Affects Peak Expiratory Flow, Exhaled Nitric Oxide, and Inflammatory Nasal Markers
Abstract The authors used a longitudinal observational design, with repeated measures, to study the association between traffic-related air pollutants (i.e., nitric oxide, nitrogen dioxide, carbonExpand
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Relation Between Sources of Particulate Air Pollution and Biological Effect Parameters in Samples from Four European Cities: An Exploratory Study
Given that there are widely different prevalence rates of respiratory allergies and asthma between the countries of Europe and that exposure to ambient particulate matter (PM) is substantial in urbanExpand
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Association between exhaled nitric oxide, ambient air pollution and respiratory health in school children
Abstract.Objectives: The aim of the study was to investigate whether the level of exhaled nitric oxide (eNO) provides a more sensitive measure to assess adverse pulmonary effects of air pollutionExpand
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Pathological and immunological effects of respirable coal fly ash in male Wistar rats.
In this study the effects of inhalatory exposure to coal fly ash on lung pathology and the immune system in rats were examined. Rats were exposed to 0, 10, 30, or 100 mg/m(3) coal fly ash (6 h/day, 5Expand
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Persistent hematologic and immunologic disturbances in 8-year-old Dutch children associated with perinatal dioxin exposure.
Perinatal exposure to Dutch "background" dioxin levels in 1990 was high, but comparable with that of other industrialized Western European countries. Exposure during the sensitive perinatal periodExpand
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