Prevalence of respiratory conditions among schoolchildren exposed to different levels of air pollutants in the Haifa Bay area, Israel.

@article{Goren1990PrevalenceOR,
  title={Prevalence of respiratory conditions among schoolchildren exposed to different levels of air pollutants in the Haifa Bay area, Israel.},
  author={A. I. Goren and Samuel Hellman and Sarah Brenner and Nirit Egoz and Shmuel Rishpon},
  journal={Environmental Health Perspectives},
  year={1990},
  volume={89},
  pages={225 - 231}
}
During spring 1984, 2334 second and 2000 fifth-grade schoolchildren living in three Haifa Bay areas on the eastern Mediterranean coast with different levels of air pollution were studied. The parents of these children filled out American Thoracic Society and National Heart and Lung Institute health questionnaires, and the children performed the following pulmonary function tests (PFT); FVC, FEV1, FEV1/FEV, PEF, FEF50, and FEF75. A trend of higher prevalence of most reported respiratory symptoms… CONTINUE READING