Traffic-related air pollution and lung function in children at 8 years of age: a birth cohort study.

@article{Schultz2012TrafficrelatedAP,
  title={Traffic-related air pollution and lung function in children at 8 years of age: a birth cohort study.},
  author={Erica S Schultz and Olena Gruzieva and Tom D Bellander and Matteo Bottai and Jenny Hallberg and Inger Kull and Magnus Svartengren and Erik Mel{\'e}n and G{\"o}ran Pershagen},
  journal={American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine},
  year={2012},
  volume={186 12},
  pages={1286-91}
}
RATIONALE Long-term exposure to air pollution has been related to lung function decrements in children, but the role of timing of exposure remains unknown. OBJECTIVES To assess the role of long-term exposure to air pollution on lung function in school-age children. METHODS More than 1,900 children in the Swedish birth cohort BAMSE were followed with repeated questionnaires, dynamic spirometry, and IgE measurements until 8 years of age. Outdoor concentrations of particulate matter with an… CONTINUE READING

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