Long-term particulate and other air pollutants and lung function in nonsmokers.

@article{Abbey1998LongtermPA,
  title={Long-term particulate and other air pollutants and lung function in nonsmokers.},
  author={D E Abbey and Raoul J. Burchette and Synnove F Knutsen and William F. McDonnell and Michael D. Lebowitz and Paul L. Enright},
  journal={American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine},
  year={1998},
  volume={158 1},
  pages={289-98}
}
The associations between lung function measures (spirometry and peak expiratory flow lability) and estimated 20-yr ambient concentrations of respirable particles, suspended sulfates, sulfur dioxide, ozone, and indoor particles were studied in a sample of 1,391 nonsmokers followed since 1977. Differences in air pollutants across the population were associated with decrements of lung function. An increase of 54 d/yr when particles < 10 micro(m) in diameter (PM10) exceeded 100 microg/m3 was… CONTINUE READING