Pulmonary function and urban air pollution in preschool children.

  title={Pulmonary function and urban air pollution in preschool children.},
  author={Gisela J Fritz and Olf Herbarth},
  journal={International journal of hygiene and environmental health},
  volume={203 3},
Epidemiologic evidence indicates that respiratory disease in infancy and childhood has respiratory health consequences in later life. Pulmonary function is considered a good index of early effects. This study assessed the relationship of pulmonary function in preschool children in Leipzig, Germany, and exposure to high levels of air pollution during early childhood. Spirometric measures were taken of 235 preschoolers (126 boys, 109 girls, mean age 5.1 +/- 1.3 years) attending 16 randomly… CONTINUE READING