Chronic Residential Exposure to Particulate Matter Air Pollution and Systemic Inflammatory Markers

@inproceedings{Hoffmann2009ChronicRE,
  title={Chronic Residential Exposure to Particulate Matter Air Pollution and Systemic Inflammatory Markers},
  author={Barbara H Hoffmann and Susanne Moebus and Nico Dragano and Andreas Stang and Stephan M{\"o}hlenkamp and Axel Schmermund and Michael Memmesheimer and Martina Broecker-Preuss and Klaus Mann and Raimund A Erbel and Karl-Heinz J{\"o}ckel},
  booktitle={Environmental health perspectives},
  year={2009}
}
BACKGROUND Long-term exposure to urban air pollution may accelerate atherogenesis, but mechanisms are still unclear. The induction of a low-grade systemic inflammatory state is a plausible mechanistic pathway. OBJECTIVES We analyzed the association of residential long-term exposure to particulate matter (PM) and high traffic with systemic inflammatory markers. METHODS We used baseline data from the German Heinz Nixdorf Recall Study, a population-based, prospective cohort study of 4,814… CONTINUE READING