The relationship between low level nitrogen dioxide exposure and child lung function after cold air challenge.
AL Ponsonby, N Glasgow, P Gatenby, R Mullins, T McDonald, M Hurwitz, B Pradith, R Attewell
Clin Exp Allergy | Published : 2001
BACKGROUND: Nitrogen dioxide (NO(2)) or home gas appliance use has been inconsistently associated with adverse respiratory outcomes in childhood. OBJECTIVES: (i) To examine the contribution of home gas appliance type and personal NO(2) exposure. (ii) To examine the relationship between NO(2) exposure and child lung function and respiratory history. (iii) To assess whether these relationships vary by house dust mite sensitization status. METHODS: A cross-sectional survey of 344 children (71% of the eligible group) with a mean age of 9.1 years from four randomly selected schools in the Australian Capital Territory from July to September 1999. Study measurements included a parental questionnair..View full abstract