Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Advanced Topics in Environmental Health and Air Pollution Case Studies

Edited by Anca Moldoveanu

University of Bucharest, Romania

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.

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Advanced Topics in Environmental Health and Air Pollution Case StudiesEdited by Anca Moldoveanu

Published: August 29th 2011

DOI: 10.5772/997

ISBN: 978-953-307-525-9

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6458-6

Copyright year: 2011

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60526 Total Chapter Downloads

16 Crossref Citations

45 Web of Science Citations

55 Dimensions Citations


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1. What is the Minimum Risk that can be Estimated from an Epidemiology Study?

By Mark J. Nicolich and John F. Gamble


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2. Effect of Short-Term Exposure to Near Highway Pollutants in Motor Vehicle Exhaust on Inflammation Sensitive Biomarkers

By Ori Rogowski, Eran Leshem-Rubinow, Itzhak Shapira and Arie Steinvil


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3. Application of Neural Net Model to Estimate the Cardiovascular and Respiratory Diseases by Air Pollution Data in Urban Area

By A. Pelliccioni and R. Cotroneo


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4. Air Pollution and Outpatient Treatment and Hospital Admissions for Respiratory Diseases in Children in Southeast Region of Brazil

By Hermano Albuquerque De Castro, Sandra De Souza Hacon, Karen Dos Santos Gonçalves and Washington Leite Junger


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5. Tobacco Smoke Induced Cough: Mechanisms Driving Acute and Chronic Cough Pathology

By Megan S Grace, Mark A Birrell, Eric Dubuis and Maria G Belvisi


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6. Air Pollution, Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS), and Autonomic Nervous System Interactions Modulate Cardiac Oxidative Stress and Electrophysiological Changes

By Elisa Ghelfi


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7. Acute Effects of Fine Particulate Air Pollution on Cardiac Electrophysiology

By Duanping Liao, Michele L. Shaffer and Haibo Zhou


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8. Carbon Monoxide Urban Air Pollution: Cardiac Effects

By G. Meyer, S. Tanguy, P. Obert and C. Reboul


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9. Application of the Ultramicro Forward-Mutation Assay to the Monitoring of Indoor and Outdoor Air Mutagenicity-Examples of Chengdu City and Tokyo

By Yukihiko Takagi, Daisuke Nakajima, Sun Chengjun and Sumio Goto


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10. Air Pollution and Urban Morphology: A Complex Relation or How to Optimize the Pedestrian Movement in Town

By Gilles Maignant and Jérôme Dutozia


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11. Air Pollution in Moscow Megacity

By Gennady Gorchakov, Eugenia Semoutnikova, Aleksey Karpov and Elena Lezina


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12. Impact of Urban Air Pollution on Acute Upper Respiratory Tract Infections

By Marcos Abdo Arbex, Silvia Leticia Santiago, Elisangela Providello Moyses, Luiz Alberto Pereira, Paulo Hilário Saldiva and Alfésio Luís Ferreira Braga


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13. Air Pollutants and Its Effects on Human Healthy: The Case of the City of Trabzon

By Yelda Aydın Türk and Mustafa Kavraz


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14. Air Pollution and Its Impacts – The City of Rijeka Case Study

By Ana Alebić-Juretić


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15. Air Pollution with Asbestos in Several Cities in Romania

By Anca Maria Moldoveanu


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16. Adverse Effect of Air Pollution on Odor Perception

By Marco Guarneros, René Drucker-Colín, José Esquivelzeta and Robyn Hudson


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17. Distribution of Indoor Concentrations and Emission Sources of Formaldehyde in Japanese Residences

By Naohide Shinohara, Atsushi Mizukoshi, Toshiyuki Kataoka, Koichi Takamine, Masashi Gamo and Yukio Yanagisawa


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18. Comparison of Indoor and Outdoor Bioaerosols in Poultry Farming

By Elżbieta Lonc and Kinga Plewa


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19. The Occurrence of Bioaerosols in The Food Preparation Areas of HIV/AIDS Hospices in Central South Africa

By J. Nkhebenyane, J. F. R. Lues, P. Venter and K. Shale


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20. Indoor Air Quality in Primary Schools

By Maria do Carmo Freitas, Nuno Canha, Maria Martinho, Marina Almeida-Silva, Susana Marta Almeida, Priscilla Pegas, Célia Alves, Casimiro Pio, Maria Trancoso, Rita Sousa, Filomena Mouro, Teresa Contreiras


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21. Do Socio-Demographic Characteristics Modify the Association Between Air Pollution and Mortality & Morbidity?

By Sabit Cakmak, Sara L. Martin, Claudia Blanco Vidal, Timur Gultekin, Vladislav Brion and Maria Angelica Rubio


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22. Short-Term Exposure to Outdoor Pollutants and Loss of Pulmonary Function in the Elderly

By Yun-Chul Hong and Jin Hee Kim


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23. Aggravation of Allergic Rhinitis by Air Pollution: Demonstration by an Animal Model of Pollenosis

By Takeshi Nabe and Nobuaki Mizutani


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24. The Impact of Asthma and Allergic Diseases on Schoolchildren: Are They at Increased Risk of Absenteeism and Poor School Performance?

By Abdulbari Bener


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25. The Effects of Air Pollution on Cellular Material Release, Allergenicity and Allergens Proteins of Three Ornamental Plants

By Farkhondeh Rezanejad and Ahmad Majd


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