Aims: To verify the possible correlation between exposure to airborne particulate matter the average size less than 10 μm (PM10) of a group of newsagents working in kiosks in Palermo and evidence of carotid intimal thickening.Materials and methods: data were collected relating to environmental monitoring of airborne pollutants. We have selected asample of newsagents, who were submitted to some clinical investigations, including the carotid echo-color doppler examination.Results: The results show no correlation between the location of the kiosks, and the presence of intimal thickening.Conclusion: Exposition to urban pollutants in Palermo is likely homogenous in the different areas and can be considered anubiquitous atherogenic risk factor.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Acta Medica Mediterranea|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|
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