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  • Published in La Medicina del lavoro 2005

[Prevalence of respiratory symptoms, reduction in lung function and allergic sensitization in a group of traffic police officers exposed to urban pollution].

@article{Proietti2005PrevalenceOR,
  title={[Prevalence of respiratory symptoms, reduction in lung function and allergic sensitization in a group of traffic police officers exposed to urban pollution].},
  author={Lidia Proietti and Claudio Mastruzzo and Federica Palermo and Carlo Vancheri and Natalina Lisitano and Nunzio Crimi},
  journal={La Medicina del lavoro},
  year={2005},
  volume={96 1},
  pages={
          24-32
        }
}
BACKGROUND Environmental factors are believed to play a critical role in the development of allergic respiratory diseases, such as asthma and rhinitis. Particularly, the role of urban pollution in the pathogenesis of these diseases is debated. OBJECTIVES The aim of the study was to investigate whether subjects with a well-defined occupational history of exposure to road traffic fumes presented an increased prevalence of respiratory symptoms of chronic bronchitis (cough), asthma (wheeze), and… CONTINUE READING