Altered pulmonary function in children with asthma associated with highway traffic near residence

  title={Altered pulmonary function in children with asthma associated with highway traffic near residence},
  author={Helene G. Margolis and Jennifer K. Mann and Fred Lurmann and Kathleen M. Mortimer and John R. Balmes and Sally Katharine Hammond and Ira B. Tager},
  journal={International Journal of Environmental Health Research},
  pages={139 - 155}
Cross-sectional analyses were conducted to evaluate the effects of exposure to highway traffic on pulmonary function in Fresno, California. Traffic and spirometry data were available for 214 children (enrollment ages six to 11 years). Multiple linear regression was used to evaluate the relations between pulmonary function and traffic parameters. Heavy-duty vehicle count was used as a surrogate measure for diesel-related exposures. Pulmonary function was non-significantly associated with longer… 
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