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Moderate increases in ambient PM2.5 and ozone are associated with lung function decreases in beach lifeguards.
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PMID:  18301177     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: Exposure to pollutants would adversely affect lung function of healthy athletes. METHODS: Pulmonary function was recorded on beach lifeguards at three different times during the day. Daily and average peak pollutant levels were calculated. Linear regression analyses were made comparing lung function changes in response to pollutant levels. A multivariate model was constructed to explain the combined effects of pollutants. RESULTS: Afternoon forced vital capacity (FVC) and forced expired volume in 1 second (FEV1) decreased significantly compared with morning values and decreased with increasing fine particulates (PM2.5). FEV1/FVC decreased with increasing ozone (O3) levels. CONCLUSION: The deleterious effect of PM2.5 and O3 were transient and occurred at pollutant levels far below national standards. At low levels of exposure, PM2.5 was associated with reduced lung volumes, while increasing O3 levels were associated with airway obstruction.
Ephraim I Thaller; Sharon A Petronella; Dan Hochman; Shawn Howard; Raj S Chhikara; Edward G Brooks
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of occupational and environmental medicine / American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine     Volume:  50     ISSN:  1536-5948     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Occup. Environ. Med.     Publication Date:  2008 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-02-27     Completed Date:  2008-11-18     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9504688     Medline TA:  J Occup Environ Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  202-11     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pediatrics, The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555-0366, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Air Pollutants, Occupational / adverse effects*,  analysis
Forced Expiratory Volume / drug effects*
Health Surveys
Linear Models
Occupational Exposure / adverse effects*,  analysis
Ozone / adverse effects*,  analysis
Particulate Matter / adverse effects*,  analysis
Respiratory Function Tests
Grant Support
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Air Pollutants, Occupational; 0/Particulate Matter; 10028-15-6/Ozone

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