Association of toxic and essential metals with atopy markers and ventilatory lung function in women and men.

@article{Pizent2008AssociationOT,
  title={Association of toxic and essential metals with atopy markers and ventilatory lung function in women and men.},
  author={Alica Pizent and Jelena Macan and Jasna Jurasovi{\'c} and Veda Marija Varnai and Sanja Milkovi{\'c}-Kraus and Bo{\vz}ica Kanceljak-Macan},
  journal={The Science of the total environment},
  year={2008},
  volume={390 2-3},
  pages={369-76}
}
The association of age, smoking, alcohol, superoxide dismutase (SOD), glutathione peroxidase (GPx), blood lead (BPb) and cadmium (BCd) levels, and serum levels of copper (SCu), zinc (SZn) and selenium (SSe) with atopic status and ventilatory function was examined in the groups of 166 women and 50 men with no occupational exposure to metals or other xenobiotics. Markers of atopy included serum total IgE, skin prick test (SPT) to common inhalatory allergens, non-specific nasal reactivity (NNR… CONTINUE READING