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Abstracts: ISEE 20th Annual Conference, Pasadena, California, October 12–16, 2008: Symposium Abstracts

Synthesis of Scientific Results and Policy Implications from the Children's Health Study

Peters, J

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doi: 10.1097/01.ede.0000339701.00569.0f
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Epidemiological results from the CHS have demonstrated robust associations of particulate pollutants with lung function levels and growth, and with asthma exacerbation across the range of exposure in study communities. Ozone was associated with school absence and with asthma incidence. Exposure to local traffic was associated with effects on lung function additive to regional exposure and with prevalence of asthma and asthma severity. Susceptible groups based on gender, socioeconomic status and genetic variants have been identified. These findings have been influential both scientifically and in the development of U.S. standards for NO2, ozone and particulate matter.

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