The effect of air pollution on lung development from 10 to 18 years of age.

  title={The effect of air pollution on lung development from 10 to 18 years of age.},
  author={W. James Gauderman and Edward L. Avol and Frank D. Gilliland and Hita Vora and Duncan C. Thomas and Kiros Berhane and Rob S McConnell and Nino Kuenzli and Fred Lurmann and Edward Rappaport and Helene G. Margolis and David Bates and John M. Peters},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  volume={351 11},
BACKGROUND Whether exposure to air pollution adversely affects the growth of lung function during the period of rapid lung development that occurs between the ages of 10 and 18 years is unknown. METHODS In this prospective study, we recruited 1759 children (average age, 10 years) from schools in 12 southern California communities and measured lung function annually for eight years. The rate of attrition was approximately 10 percent per year. The communities represented a wide range of ambient… 

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