Exposure to Traffic-Related Air Pollutants as a Risk of Airway Obstruction

Artur Jerzy Badyda , P Dąbrowiecki , Wojciech Lubinski , Piotr O. Czechowski , Grzegorz Majewski

Abstract

Dynamic increases in the number of vehicles, particularly in large urban areas, cause a visible decline in the average speed of cars. Street networks are not able to efficiently handle generated traffic, which could result in increasing levels of air pollutant emissions and consequently in a greater incidence of people suffering from respiratory diseases. This study presents the effects of investigations on the influence of traffic-related air pollutants on inhabitants of two Polish cities living in the proximity of busy roads. As a control group rural area residents were taken. In 2005–2006 and 2008–2009 respiratory function tests were conducted on a group of 3,506 people (including residents of non-urban areas). The investigation has shown that people living near busy urban roads had a significant increase in the risk of bronchi obstruction.
Author Artur Jerzy Badyda (FEE / DISEQR)
Artur Jerzy Badyda,,
- Department of Informationa Science and Environment Quality Research
, P Dąbrowiecki - [Ministry of National Defence Republic of Poland, Central Clinical Hospital]
P Dąbrowiecki,,
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, Wojciech Lubinski - [Ministry of National Defence Republic of Poland, Central Clinical Hospital]
Wojciech Lubinski,,
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, Piotr O. Czechowski - [Akademia Morska w Gdyni]
Piotr O. Czechowski,,
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, Grzegorz Majewski - [Szkola Glowna Gospodarstwa Wiejskiego]
Grzegorz Majewski,,
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Pages35-45
Book Pokorski Mieczyslaw (eds.): Respiratory Regulation - Clinical Advances, Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology, vol. 755, 2013, Springer Netherlands, ISBN 978-94-007-4545-2, [978-94-007-4546-9]
Keywords in Englishair pollution, Airway obstruction, Biomedicine general, Health, Internal Medicine, Municipal environment, Pneumology/Respiratory System, Pulmonary function
ASJC Classification1300 General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology; 2700 General Medicine
DOIDOI:10.1007/978-94-007-4546-9_5
URL http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-94-007-4546-9_5
Languageen angielski
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Score (nominal)25
Score sourcejournalList
ScoreMinisterial score = 25.0, 15-09-2020, BookChapterJournalSeries
Ministerial score (2013-2016) = 25.0, 15-09-2020, BookChapterJournalSeries
Publication indicators WoS Citations = 18; Scopus Citations = 17; GS Citations = 26.0; Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2013 = 0.617; WoS Impact Factor: 2013 = 2.012 (2) - 2013=1.786 (5)
Citation count*26 (2020-08-24)
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