During the spring of 1995, schoolchildren aged 7-13 y who lived in a rural area in Israel were studied.
These children lived in two communities : in one community, the population was exposed to pollution from a cement factory and quarries ; the population of the second community was not exposed to pollution from these sources.
The children from participating schools performed forced vital capacity, forced expiratory volume in 1 s, peak expiratory flow, forced expiratory flow at 50%, and forced expiratory flow at 25%. Parents completed an American Thoracic Society-National Heart and Lung Institute health questionnaire, which included information about respiratory symptoms and diseases of the children and information about background variables.
A trend of higher prevalence of most respiratory symptoms occurred in 638 children who were growing up in the community that bordered the industrial zone, compared with 338 children from the unexposed community.
Cough without cold, sputum without cold, and cough accompanied by sputum were the most prevalent symptoms.
Asthma diagnosed by a physician was reported more frequently for children who lived near the polluting sources.
No consistent trend of reduced pulmonary function tests was observed among children who lived in the polluted community ; however, peak expiratory flow was significantly lower among these children. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Pollution air, Particule en suspension, Proximité, Cimenterie, Zone industrielle, Carrière, Zone résidentielle, Enfant, Homme, Israël, Asie, Toxicité, Epidémiologie, Appareil respiratoire pathologie, Asthme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Air pollution, Suspended particle, Proximity, Cement plant, Industrial area, Quarry, Residential zone, Child, Human, Israel, Asia, Toxicity, Epidemiology, Respiratory disease, Asthma
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0406307
Code Inist : 002B03M02. Création : 22/03/2000.