Similarities of host defense mechanisms against pulmonary infectious diseases in animals and man.

@article{Green1984SimilaritiesOH,
  title={Similarities of host defense mechanisms against pulmonary infectious diseases in animals and man.},
  author={Gareth M. Green},
  journal={Journal of toxicology and environmental health},
  year={1984},
  volume={13 2-3},
  pages={471-8}
}
  • Gareth M. Green
  • Published 1984 in Journal of toxicology and environmental health
Evidence linking exposure to air pollutants with increased susceptibility to infectious diseases in humans comes from epidemiological, clinical, and experimental laboratory studies. The data suggest that the most common, and perhaps the most sensitive, index of the pulmonary effect of air pollutant exposure is on post upper respiratory infection, prolonged cough, phlegm, and purulent sputum. Experimental models of these relationships for extrapolation to humans should be able to measure such… CONTINUE READING