Respiratory effects of air pollution on children

Goldizen, Fiona C., Sly, Peter D. and Knibbs, Luke D. (2015) Respiratory effects of air pollution on children. Pediatric Pulmonology, 51 1: 94-108. doi:10.1002/ppul.23262

Author Goldizen, Fiona C.
Sly, Peter D.
Knibbs, Luke D.
Title Respiratory effects of air pollution on children
Journal name Pediatric Pulmonology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 8755-6863
Publication date 2015-07-03
Year available 2015
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1002/ppul.23262
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 51
Issue 1
Start page 94
End page 108
Total pages 15
Place of publication Hoboken, NJ, United States
Publisher John Wiley and Sons
Collection year 2016
Language eng
Formatted abstract
A substantial proportion of the global burden of disease is directly or indirectly attributable to exposure to air pollution. Exposures occurring during the periods of organogenesis and rapid lung growth during fetal development and early post-natal life are especially damaging. In this State of the Art review, we discuss air toxicants impacting on children's respiratory health, routes of exposure with an emphasis on unique pathways relevant to young children, methods of exposure assessment and their limitations and the adverse health consequences of exposures. Finally, we point out gaps in knowledge and research needs in this area. A greater understanding of the adverse health consequences of exposure to air pollution in early life is required to encourage policy makers to reduce such exposures and improve human health.
Keyword Indoor air pollution
Ambient air pollution
Biomass fuel
Respiratory Diseases
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Collections: Official 2016 Collection
School of Public Health Publications
Child Health Research Centre Publications
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