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Air pollutant link to poor lung growth

15th August 2007

A new study has shown that children who are exposed to high levels of air pollution tend to have poor lung growth and function.

The three-year research in Mexico was carried out among 3,170 eight-year-old children at schools across Mexico City to measure lung function growth.

The data, compiled at Mexico's Instituto Nacional de Salud Publico and published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care, was then compared with their exposure to common urban pollutants. It shows that children who were exposed to high levels of ozone and nitrogen dioxide had poorer lung growth.


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Article Information

Title: Air pollutant link to poor lung growth
Author: Mark Nicholls
Article Id: 3759
Date Added: 15th Aug 2007



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