Cardiovascular effects of occupational exposure to urban airborne pollution on a group of newsagents in the city of Palermo

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)347-353
Number of pages7
JournalActa Medica Mediterranea
Volume30
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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  • Medicine(all)

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