Inquinamento atmosferico urbano e "marcia della BPCO"

Translated title of the contribution: Urban atmospheric pollution and "COPD match"

L. Allegra, F. Cetta, S. Della Patrona, T. La Spina, N. E. Moavero, G. Schiraldi, R. Zangari

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We have considered functional conditions of citizens who live and work within the area of Milan city in comparison to the little city of Aprica: two locations totally antithetic by the point of view of atmospheric pollution. On a casual and voluntary basis 198 subjects were recruited, i.e. two groups of 99 (one in Milan, the other in Aprica), subdivided each into two subgroups (72 "adults", i.e. 30 to 64 yrs and 27 "older", i.e. over 65 yrs), w particularly well matched: all subjects were in good health conditions, asymptomatic and with no story of respiratory nor chronic disease. They have been submitted to spirometrie tests. In 20/99 Milan subjects the index of bronchial patency FEV1 resulted 1 1 resulting

Translated title of the contributionUrban atmospheric pollution and "COPD match"
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)389-395
Number of pages7
JournalGIMT - Giornale Italiano delle Malattie del Torace
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine


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