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Effects of wood smoke particles from wood-burning stoves on the respiratory health of atopic humans.

Författare och institution:
Ingunn Skogstad Riddervold (-); Jakob Hjort Bønløkke (-); Anna-Carin Olin (Institutionen för medicin, avdelningen för samhällsmedicin och folkhälsa); Therese Koops Grønborg (-); Vivi Schlünssen (-); Kristin Skogstrand (-); David Hougaard (-); Andreas Massling (-); Torben Sigsgaard (-)
Publicerad i:
Particle and fibre toxicology, 9 s. 12
Artikel, refereegranskad vetenskaplig
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Sammanfattning (abstract):
There is growing evidence that particulate air pollution derived from wood stoves causes acute inflammation in the respiratory system, increases the incidence of asthma and other allergic diseases, and increases respiratory morbidity and mortality. The objective of this study was to evaluate acute respiratory effects from short-term wood smoke exposure in humans. Twenty non-smoking atopic volunteers with normal lung function and without bronchial responsiveness were monitored during three different experimental exposure sessions, aiming at particle concentrations of about 200 μg/m(3), 400 μg/m(3), and clean air as control exposure. A balanced cross-over design was used and participants were randomly allocated to exposure orders. Particles were generated in a wood-burning facility and added to a full-scale climate chamber where the participants were exposed for 3 hours under controlled environmental conditions. Health effects were evaluated in relation to: peak expiratory flow (PEF), forced expiratory volume in the first second (FEV1), and forced vital capacity (FVC). Furthermore, the effects were assessed in relation to changes in nasal patency and from markers of airway inflammation: fractional exhaled nitric oxide (FENO), exhaled breath condensate (EBC) and nasal lavage (NAL) samples were collected before, and at various intervals after exposure.
Ämne (baseras på Högskoleverkets indelning av forskningsämnen):
Medicinska grundvetenskaper
Air pollution; Controlled exposure; Wood smoke; Particles; Airway inflammation; Lung function; Humans
Ytterligare information:
© 2012 Riddervold et al.; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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2012-10-29 11:43
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2012-10-29 11:45

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