Lung function and methacholine responsiveness among adolescents in an air-polluted area.

@article{Longhini2004LungFA,
  title={Lung function and methacholine responsiveness among adolescents in an air-polluted area.},
  author={Erminio Longhini and Paolo Fanari and Emanuela Giacomotti and Patrizia Palmulli and Marina Gabrione and Daniela Gori and Simona Barlera and Gianni Tognoni and Alberto Salvadori},
  journal={Respiration; international review of thoracic diseases},
  year={2004},
  volume={71 1},
  pages={51-9}
}
BACKGROUND Outdoor air pollution is hazardous to human pulmonary health. Airway inflammation is an important cause of bronchial hyperresponsiveness. Information is not univocal about the potential effects of prolonged exposure to environmental air pollutants on lung function. OBJECTIVES A cross-sectional study was performed to assess bronchial responsiveness to methacholine in children living in an air-polluted area. Afterwards, the same study protocol was repeated in children of similar age… CONTINUE READING