Influence of air pollution on respiratory health during perinatal development.

  title={Influence of air pollution on respiratory health during perinatal development.},
  author={Kent E Pinkerton and Jesse P. Joad},
  journal={Clinical and experimental pharmacology & physiology},
  volume={33 3},
The respiratory system is a highly ordered structure composed of over 40 cell types involved in a multitude of functions. Development of the lungs spans from embryogenesis to adult life, passing through several distinct stages of growth. 2. Oxidant gases, airborne particles and environmental tobacco smoke are common air pollutants that could have a significant impact on the lungs during both pre- and postnatal periods of life. Although the specific target cells for exposure to these pollutants… CONTINUE READING
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