Nitric acid (HNO3.) is the most prevalent acid air pollutant in the western United States and has the potential to cause adverse respiratory effects through both acidification and oxidation reactions.
To study this potential, we measured physiologic (specific airway resistance, SRaw, FEV1, and FVC) and bronchoalveolar lavage (total and differential cell counts, LDH, fibronectin, and total protein) end points in a group of 10 healthy, athletic subjects who were exposed to 500 mug/m3 of HNO3 gas or filtered air for 4 h during moderate exercise (ventilatory rate, 40 L/min) and underwent bronchoscopy 18 h later.
Mots-clés Pascal : Appareil respiratoire, Exploration, Homme, Volume pulmonaire, Lavage bronchoalvéolaire, Pollution air, Ozone, Nitrique acide
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Respiratory system, Exploration, Human, Lung volume, Bronchoalveolar lavage, Air pollution, Ozone, Nitric acid
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