Urinary 8-oxodeoxyguanosine levels in children exposed to air pollutants.

@article{vecov2009Urinary8L,
  title={Urinary 8-oxodeoxyguanosine levels in children exposed to air pollutants.},
  author={Vlasta {\vS}vecov{\'a} and Pavel Rossner and Miroslav Dost{\'a}l and J. Rick Topinka and Ivo Solansk{\'y} and Radim J. {\vS}r{\'a}m},
  journal={Mutation research},
  year={2009},
  volume={662 1-2},
  pages={37-43}
}
Oxidative stress is believed to be one of the mechanisms of effects of air pollution to human health. We investigated levels of 8-oxodeoxyguanosine (8-oxodG), a marker of oxidative damage to DNA, in urine samples of 894 children from two districts in the Czech Republic: Teplice and Prachatice. We assessed the association between 8-oxodG levels and exposure to particulate matter of different size: <or=10 microm (PM10), <or=2.5 microm (PM2.5) and carcinogenic polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (c… CONTINUE READING

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