Fine particulate matter exposure and olfactory dysfunction among urban-dwelling older US adults.

@article{Ajmani2016FinePM,
  title={Fine particulate matter exposure and olfactory dysfunction among urban-dwelling older US adults.},
  author={Gaurav S Ajmani and Helen H. Suh and Kristen Wroblewski and David W. Kern and Ludwig Philip Schumm and Martha K Mcclintock and Jeff D. Yanosky and Jayant M. Pinto},
  journal={Environmental research},
  year={2016},
  volume={151},
  pages={797-803}
}
OBJECTIVES The olfactory nerve is anatomically susceptible to injury from pollution in inspired air, but there are no large-scale epidemiologic studies investigating this relationship. METHODS Cross-sectional study using data from the National Social Life, Health, and Aging Project, a representative sample of home-dwelling US adults age 57-85 years. Olfactory function was tested using a validated 5-item odor identification test (Sniffin' Sticks). Exposure to fine particulate matter (PM2.5) at… CONTINUE READING
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