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  1. Fulltext. Diesel exhaust exposure among adolescents in Harlem : A community-driven study.

    Article - En anglais



    This study sought individual-level data on diesel exhaust exposure and lung function among adolescents in Harlem as part of a community-driven research agenda.


    High school students administered in-person surveys to seventh grade students to ascertain information on demographics, asthma history, and self-reported and maternal smoking.

    Urine samples were assayed for 1-hydroxypyrene (1-HP), a marker of diesel exhaust exposure, and cotinine, a marker of tobacco smoke exposure.

    Computer-assisted spirometry was used to measure lung function.


    Three quarters (76%) of the participating students had detectable levels of 1-HP.

    Three students (13%) had an FEF25 73 of less than or equal to 80% of their predicted measurements, and 4 students (17%) had results between 80% and 90% of the predicted value all of which are suggestive of possible lung impairment.


    These data suggest that most adolescents in Harlem are exposed to detectable levels of diesel exhaust, a known exacerbator and possible cause of chronic lung disorders such as asthma.

    Community-driven research initiatives are important for empowering communities to make needed changes to improve their environments and health.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Asthme, Adolescent, Homme, Etudiant, Exposition, Pollution air, Santé et environnement, Particule fine, Gas oil, Analyse biochimique, Tabagisme, Pyrène dérivé, Spirométrie, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Epidémiologie, Appareil respiratoire pathologie, Bronchopneumopathie obstructive

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Asthma, Adolescent, Human, Student, Exposure, Air pollution, Health and environment, Fine particle, Gas oil, Biochemical analysis, Tobacco smoking, Pyrene derivatives, Spirometry, United States, North America, America, Epidemiology, Respiratory disease, Obstructive pulmonary disease

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 99-0392842

    Code Inist : 002B11B. Création : 22/03/2000.