STP872

    Influence of Various Nondisease Factors on the Response to Pollutant Exposure (Age, Sex, Circadian Rhythm, Season, Temperature, Humidity, Adaptation)

    Published: Jan 1985


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    Abstract

    When evaluating the modest effects of low concentrations of air pollutants, it is necessary to control the influence of as many variables as possible. In this review, the effects of temperature and humidity, circadian rhythms, gender, and age are discussed. The influence of “adaptation” through repeated ambient exposure or laboratory exposure, or both, is also considered.

    Keywords:

    air pollution, ozone, sulfur dioxide, temperature, humidity, age, gender, circadian rhythm, adaptation, air pollution health effects, inhalation toxicology


    Author Information:

    Folinsbee, LJ
    Environmental Monitoring and Services, Inc., Chapel Hill, NC


    Paper ID: STP32840S

    Committee/Subcommittee: D22.05

    DOI: 10.1520/STP32840S


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