The relationship between outdoor air quality and respiratory symptoms in young children

Rodriguez, Clemencia, Tonkin, Russell, Heyworth, Jane, Kusel, Merci, De Klerk, Nick, Sly, Peter D., Franklin, Peter, Runnion, Tina, Blockley, Adrian, Landau, Louis and Hinwood, Andrea L. (2007) The relationship between outdoor air quality and respiratory symptoms in young children. International Journal of Environmental Health Research, 17 5: 351-360. doi:10.1080/09603120701628669


Author Rodriguez, Clemencia
Tonkin, Russell
Heyworth, Jane
Kusel, Merci
De Klerk, Nick
Sly, Peter D.
Franklin, Peter
Runnion, Tina
Blockley, Adrian
Landau, Louis
Hinwood, Andrea L.
Title The relationship between outdoor air quality and respiratory symptoms in young children
Journal name International Journal of Environmental Health Research   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0960-3123
1369-1619
Publication date 2007-10
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/09603120701628669
Volume 17
Issue 5
Start page 351
End page 360
Total pages 10
Place of publication Colchester, Essex, United Kingdom
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Language eng
Abstract The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between air pollution and respiratory symptoms in young children. A total of 263 children at high risk of developing asthma or atopy were recruited antenatally and all respiratory symptoms experienced by the children were recorded by their parents for five years. Daily pollutant concentrations and meteorological data (ambient temperature and humidity) were collected from network monitoring sites. Logistic regression models investigating relationships between individual air pollutants and respiratory symptoms showed significant associations between Ozone (O3) (1 h and 8 h) concentrations and raised body temperature (lag 0); Carbon monoxide (CO) (8 h) and wheeze/rattle and runny/blocked nose (lag 5 and additive exposure over 5 days); Nitrogen dioxide (NO2) (24 h) concentrations and cough (lag 0 and additive exposure over 5 days) and PM2.5 and visibility (BSP) (1 h) with cough (lag 0). These associations were observed even though air pollutant concentrations were below national standards throughout the study period.
Keyword Air pollution
Respiratory illness
Children
Wheeze
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Medicine Publications
 
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