Black Carbon Reduces the Beneficial Effect of Physical Activity on Lung Function

  title={Black Carbon Reduces the Beneficial Effect of Physical Activity on Lung Function},
  author={Michelle Laeremans and Evi Dons and Ione Avila-Palencia and Gl{\`o}ria Carrasco-Turigas and Juan Pablo ORJUELA-MENDOZA and Tom Cole-Hunter and Mark J. Nieuwenhuijsen and Arnout Standaert and Martine Van Poppel and Patrick De Boever and Luc Int Panis},
  journal={Medicine \& Science in Sports \& Exercise},
Introduction When physical activity is promoted in urban outdoor settings (e.g., walking and cycling), individuals are also exposed to air pollution. It has been reported that short-term lung function increases as a response to physical activity, but this beneficial effect is hampered when elevated air pollution concentrations are observed. Our study assessed the long-term impact of air pollution on the pulmonary health benefit of physical activity. Methods Wearable sensors were used to monitor… 

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