Sci Total Environ 2019 Feb 27;649:620-628. Epub 2018 Aug 27.
Unit Health Impact Assessment, Sciensano, Rue Juliette Wytsman 14, 1050 Brussels, Belgium; Environment and Health, Department of Public Health and Primary Care, University of Leuven (KU Leuven), Kapucijnenvoer 35D-7001, 3000 Leuven, Belgium; Department of Health Protection, Laboratoire National de Santé (LNS), Rue Louis Rech 1, L-3555 Dudelange, Luxembourg. Electronic address:
Exposure to ambient air pollution has been associated with various adverse health effects including respiratory, cardiovascular and neurological diseases. Exposure data for some specific pollutants and settings are however still insufficient and mechanisms underlying negative health outcomes are not fully elucidated. This pilot study aimed to assess individual exposure to three traffic-related air pollutants, black carbon (BC), polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and benzene, and the relationship with respiratory and oxidative stress outcomes in a cross-sectional sample of 48 green space workers in Brussels, Belgium. Read More