Association between long-term exposure to traffic particles and blood pressure in the Veterans Administration Normative Aging Study.

@article{Schwartz2012AssociationBL,
  title={Association between long-term exposure to traffic particles and blood pressure in the Veterans Administration Normative Aging Study.},
  author={Joel Schwartz and Stacey E. Alexeeff and Irina Mordukhovich and Alexandros Gryparis and Pantel Vokonas and Helen H. Suh and Brent A. Coull},
  journal={Occupational and environmental medicine},
  year={2012},
  volume={69 6},
  pages={
          422-7
        }
}
OBJECTIVES Particulate air pollution is associated with cardiovascular events, but the mechanisms are not fully understood. The main objective was to assess the relationship between long-term exposure to traffic-related air pollution and blood pressure (BP). METHODS The authors used longitudinal data from 853 elderly men participating in the Veterans Administration Normative Aging Study, followed during 1996-2008. Long-term average exposures to traffic particles were created from daily… CONTINUE READING