Traffic-related air pollution in relation to respiratory symptoms, allergic sensitisation and lung function in schoolchildren.

@article{Rosenlund2009TrafficrelatedAP,
  title={Traffic-related air pollution in relation to respiratory symptoms, allergic sensitisation and lung function in schoolchildren.},
  author={Mats Rosenlund and Francesco Forastiere and Daniela Porta and Manuela De Sario and Chiara Badalon{\'i} and Carlo Alberto Perucci},
  journal={Thorax},
  year={2009},
  volume={64 7},
  pages={573-80}
}
BACKGROUND Urban air pollution can trigger asthma exacerbations, but the effects of long-term exposure to traffic-related air pollution on lung function or onset of airway disease and allergic sensitisation in children is less clear. METHODS All 2107 children aged 9-14 years from 40 schools in Rome in 2000-1 were included in a cross-sectional survey. Respiratory symptoms were assessed on 1760 children by parental questionnaires (response rate 83.5%). Allergic sensitisation was measured by… CONTINUE READING

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