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Advanced Topics in Environmental Health and Air Pollution Case Studies

Edited by Anca Maria Moldoveanu, ISBN 978-953-307-525-9, 482 pages, Publisher: InTech, Chapters published August 29, 2011 under CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 license
DOI: 10.5772/997
Edited Volume

The book describes the effects of air pollutants, from the indoor and outdoor spaces, on the human physiology. Air pollutants can influence inflammation biomarkers, can influence the pathogenesis of chronic cough, can influence reactive oxygen species (ROS) and can induce autonomic nervous system interactions that modulate cardiac oxidative stress and cardiac electrophysiological changes, can participate in the onset and exacerbation of upper respiratory and cardio-vascular diseases, can lead to the exacerbation of asthma and allergic diseases. The book also presents how the urban environment can influence and modify the impact of various pollutants on human health.