Pulmonary function changes in children associated with fine particulate matter.
During winter months many neighborhoods in the Seattle metropolitan area are heavily affected by particulate matter from residential wood burning.
A study was conducted to investigate the relationship between fine particulate matter and pulmonary function in young children.
The subjects were 326 elementary school children, including 24 asthmatics, who lived in an area with high particulate concentrations predominately from residential wood burning.
FEV1 and FVC were measured before, during and after the 1988-1989 and 1989-1990 winter heating seasons.
Fine particulate matter was assessed using a light-scattering instrument.
Mots-clés Pascal : Particule en suspension, Pollution air, Bois de feu, Toxicité, Enfant, Homme, Hiver, Milieu urbain, Washington, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Fonction respiratoire, Age scolaire, Normal, Asthme, Epidémiologie, Appareil respiratoire pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Suspended particle, Air pollution, Fuelwood, Toxicity, Child, Human, Winter, Urban environment, Washington, United States, North America, America, Lung function, School age, Normal, Asthma, Epidemiology, Respiratory disease
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0056558
Code Inist : 002B03M02. Création : 199406.