Acute exposure to realistic acid fog: effects on respiratory function and airway responsiveness in asthmatics.
Leduc, Dimitri; Fally, Sophie; De Vuyst, Paul; Wollast, Roland; Yernault, Jean Claude;
- Subject: Bronchial Hyperreactivity -- chemically induced | Bronchoconstriction -- drug effects | Particle Size | Sciences bio-médicales et agricoles | Chromatography, High Pressure Liquid | Quaternary Ammonium Compounds -- adverse effects | Colorimetry | Aerosols -- administration & dosage | Asthma -- physiopathology | Osmolar Concentration | Respiratory Function Tests | Environmental Exposure | Hydrogen-Ion Concentration | Sulfates -- adverse effects | Female | Belgium | Electric Conductivity | Humans | Spectrophotometry, Atomic | Male | Acid Rain -- adverse effects -- analysismesheuropmc: genetic structures
Naturally occurring fogs in industrialized cities are contaminated by acidic air pollutants. In Brussels, Belgium, the pH of polluted fogwater may be as low as 3 with osmolarity as low as 30 mOsm. In order to explore short-term respiratory effects of a realistic acid-po... View more
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