Risk factors

Even low levels of air pollution impact lung function

Even exposure to low levels nitrogen dioxide (NO2), an indicator of residential outdoor air pollution, is associated with reduced lung diffusing capacity (DLco) in an Australian population, new research shows. The study, comprising a subpopulation of more than 1,200 middle-aged adults from the Tasmanian Longitudinal Health Study cohort, extends previous spirometric findings of lung function ...

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