Effects of Ambient Air Pollution on Hemostasis and Inflammation


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Rudez G., Janssen N. A. H. , Kilinc E., Leebeek F. W. G. , Gerlofs-Nijland M. E. , Spronk H. M. H. , ...More

ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH PERSPECTIVES, vol.117, no.6, pp.995-1001, 2009 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 117 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1289/ehp.0800437
  • Journal Name: ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH PERSPECTIVES
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded
  • Page Numbers: pp.995-1001
  • Keywords: air pollution, blood coagulation, cardiovascular disease, inflammation, platelet aggregation, PARTICULATE MATTER, IN-VIVO, CARDIOVASCULAR-DISEASE, THROMBIN GENERATION, INHALED PARTICLES, EXPOSURE, COAGULATION, BLOOD, MECHANISMS, FIBRINOGEN

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Air pollution has consistently been associated with increased morbidity and mortality due to respiratory and cardiovascular disease. Underlying biological mechanisms are not entirely clear, and hemostasis and inflammation are suggested to be involved.