Respiratory symptoms in children living near busy roads and their relationship to vehicular traffic: results of an Italian multicenter study (SIDRIA 2).


Migliore, E; Berti, G; Galassi, C; Pearce, N; Forastiere, F; Calabrese, R; Armenio, L; Biggeri, A; Bisanti, L; Bugiani, M; Cadum, E; Chellini, E; Dell'orco, V; Giannella, G; Sestini, P; Corbo, G; Pistelli, R; Viegi, G; Ciccone, G; SIDRIA-2 Collaborative Group, ; (2009) Respiratory symptoms in children living near busy roads and their relationship to vehicular traffic: results of an Italian multicenter study (SIDRIA 2). Environ Health, 8. p. 27. ISSN 1476-069X DOI: https://doi.org/10.1186/1476-069X-8-27

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Abstract

Epidemiological studies have provided evidence that exposure to vehicular traffic increases the prevalence of respiratory symptoms and may exacerbate pre-existing asthma in children. Self-reported exposure to road traffic has been questioned as a reliable measurement of exposure to air pollutants. The aim of this study was to investigate whether there were specific effects of cars and trucks traffic on current asthma symptoms (i.e. wheezing) and cough or phlegm, and to examine the validity of self-reported traffic exposure.

Item Type: Article
Faculty and Department: Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health > Dept of Medical Statistics
Research Centre: Centre for Global Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs)
PubMed ID: 19534827
Web of Science ID: 268165600001
URI: http://researchonline.lshtm.ac.uk/id/eprint/1539

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