Ambient particulate pollutants in the ultrafine range promote early atherosclerosis and systemic oxidative stress.

@article{Araujo2008AmbientPP,
  title={Ambient particulate pollutants in the ultrafine range promote early atherosclerosis and systemic oxidative stress.},
  author={Jes{\'u}s Araujo and Berenice Barajas and Michael T. Kleinman and Xuping Wang and Brian J. Bennett and Ke Wei Gong and Mohamad Navab and Jack N Harkema and Constantinos Sioutas and Aldons J. Lusis and Andr{\'e} E Nel},
  journal={Circulation research},
  year={2008},
  volume={102 5},
  pages={589-96}
}
Air pollution is associated with significant adverse health effects, including increased cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Exposure to particulate matter with an aerodynamic diameter of <2.5 microm (PM(2.5)) increases ischemic cardiovascular events and promotes atherosclerosis. Moreover, there is increasing evidence that the smallest pollutant particles pose the greatest danger because of their high content of organic chemicals and prooxidative potential. To test this hypothesis, we… CONTINUE READING
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