Effects of airborne metals on lung function in inner Mongolian schoolchildren

Madaniyazi, Lina, Guo, Yuming, Ye, Xiaofang, Kim, Daeseon, Zhang, Yixiang and Pan, Xiaochuan (2012) Effects of airborne metals on lung function in inner Mongolian schoolchildren. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 55 1: 80-86. doi:10.1097/JOM.0b013e31826ef177

Author Madaniyazi, Lina
Guo, Yuming
Ye, Xiaofang
Kim, Daeseon
Zhang, Yixiang
Pan, Xiaochuan
Title Effects of airborne metals on lung function in inner Mongolian schoolchildren
Journal name Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1076-2752
Publication date 2012-12-18
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1097/JOM.0b013e31826ef177
Volume 55
Issue 1
Start page 80
End page 86
Total pages 7
Place of publication Philadelphia, PA, United States
Publisher Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Objectives: To evaluate the effects of particles and their components on lung function.

Methods: A panel study was conducted on 107 primary schoolchildren. The peak expiratory flow rate (PEFR) for each subject was measured three times a day for 40 days continuously. Particulate air concentrations were measured every day. The concentrations of Pb, Ni, Fe, Mn, Cr, As, Cd, and Zn in particles were measured. Linear mixed-effect models were used to estimate the associations between particles, metal elements, and PEFR.

Results: We found that the increase in particles in air was associated with a significant reduction in PEFR. Its effects lasted 2 to 5 days. Pb, Ni, Fe, Mn, and Cr in particles also reduced PEFR. As and Cd increased PEFR. Zn showed inconstant effects on PEFR.

Conclusion: This study suggested that most metal components in particles have negative effects on children's lung function.
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