Inflammatory and oxidative stress responses of healthy young adults to changes in air quality during the Beijing Olympics.

@article{Huang2012InflammatoryAO,
  title={Inflammatory and oxidative stress responses of healthy young adults to changes in air quality during the Beijing Olympics.},
  author={Wei Huang and Guangfa Wang and Shou-En Lu and Howard Kipen and Yuedan Wang and Min Hu and Weiwei Lin and David Rich and Pamela Ohman-Strickland and Scott R. Diehl and Ping Zhu and Jian Tong and J Gong and Tong Zhu and Junfeng Zhang},
  journal={American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine},
  year={2012},
  volume={186 11},
  pages={1150-9}
}
RATIONALE Unprecedented pollution control actions during the Beijing Olympics provided a quasi-experimental opportunity to examine biologic responses to drastic changes in air pollution levels. OBJECTIVES To determine whether changes in levels of biomarkers reflecting pulmonary inflammation and pulmonary and systemic oxidative stress were associated with changes in air pollution levels in healthy young adults. METHODS We measured fractional exhaled nitric oxide, a number of exhaled breath… CONTINUE READING

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