Respiratory alterations due to urban air pollution: an experimental study in rats.

@article{Saldiva1992RespiratoryAD,
  title={Respiratory alterations due to urban air pollution: an experimental study in rats.},
  author={Paulo H N Saldiva and Michael King and V L Delmonte and Mari{\^a}ngela Macchione and Marco Aurelio Parada and Mirian L. Daliberto and R S Sakae and P M Criado and P L Silveira and Walter Ara{\'u}jo Zin},
  journal={Environmental research},
  year={1992},
  volume={57 1},
  pages={
          19-33
        }
}
In order to assess the adverse effects of urban levels of air pollution, rats were used as biological indicators in a chronic exposure experiment. Animals were housed for 6 months in the center of São Paulo (the largest South American city) and were compared to controls kept for the same period in a clean area. Pollution levels were obtained from a State air pollution monitoring station, 200 m distant from the exposure place, which provided the levels of CO, SO2, particulates, and ozone. The… CONTINUE READING

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