Association between air pollution exposure and exhaled nitric oxide in an elderly population.

@article{Adamkiewicz2004AssociationBA,
  title={Association between air pollution exposure and exhaled nitric oxide in an elderly population.},
  author={Gary Adamkiewicz and Stefanie T Ebelt and Michael Syring and James Slater and Frank E. Speizer and Joel Schwartz and Helen Suh and Diane R. Gold},
  journal={Thorax},
  year={2004},
  volume={59 3},
  pages={204-9}
}
BACKGROUND Animal models suggest that the cardiovascular effects of air pollution result in part from inflammation caused by proinflammatory mediators originating in the lung. In a human study of the cardiovascular effects of air pollution, we aimed to evaluate the potential association between air pollution levels and the fraction of exhaled nitric oxide (FE(NO)), a non-invasive measure of airway inflammation. METHODS Breath samples were collected weekly between September and December 2000… CONTINUE READING
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