Short-term effects of air pollution on pulse pressure among nonsmoking adults.

  title={Short-term effects of air pollution on pulse pressure among nonsmoking adults.},
  author={Szu-ying Chen and Ta-Chen Su and Yu-Lun Lin and Chang-Chuan Chan},
  volume={23 2},
BACKGROUND Previous studies on the effects of acute air pollution have focused primarily on blood pressure (BP). METHODS Our study enrolled 9238 nonsmoking adults over 30 years of age from 6 townships in Taiwan: 1 seaport, 1 urban, 1 industrial, and 3 rural. Using generalized additive models, we evaluated the associations between brachial BP and short-term exposure to 5 air pollutants: particulate matter with diameter <10 μm (PM(10)), sulfur dioxide (SO(2)), nitrogen dioxide (NO(2)), carbon… CONTINUE READING
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