Ultrafine and fine particulate matter inhalation decreases exercise performance in healthy subjects.

@article{Rundell2008UltrafineAF,
  title={Ultrafine and fine particulate matter inhalation decreases exercise performance in healthy subjects.},
  author={Kenneth William Rundell and Renee Caviston},
  journal={Journal of strength and conditioning research},
  year={2008},
  volume={22 1},
  pages={2-5}
}
The purpose of this study was to investigate effects of PM1 (particulate matter with aerodynamic diameter 0.02-2 microm) inhalation on exercise performance in healthy subjects. Inhalation of internal combustion-derived PM is associated with adverse effects to the pulmonary and muscle microcirculation. No data are available concerning air pollution and exercise performance. Fifteen healthy college-aged males performed 4 maximal effort 6-min cycle ergometer trials while breathing low or high PM1… CONTINUE READING