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Association between health symptoms and particulate matter from traffic and residential heating - results from RHINE III in Tartu

Autorid: Pindus M, Orru H, Maasikmets M, et al.
Väljaandja/tellija: The Open Respiratory Medicine Journal
Märksõnad: õhu kvaliteet, õhu saastamine, tervisenäitajad
Välja antud: 2016
Tüüp: Teaduslik artikkel/kogumik
Viide: Pindus M, Orru H, Maasikmets M, et al. Association between health symptoms and particulate matter from traffic and residential heating - results from RHINE III in Tartu. Open Respir Med J 2016;10:58-69.
Alamvaldkonnad:Füüsiline, bioloogiline, keemiline, sotsiaalne ja psühholoogiline keskkond
Kirjeldus: Traffic and residential heating are the main sources of particulate matter (PM) in Northern Europe. Wood is widely used for residential heating and vehicle numbers are increasing. Besides traffic exhaust, studded tires produce road dust that is the main source of traffic-related PM 10. Several studies have associated total PM mass with health symptoms; however there has been little research on the effects of PM from specific sources.
The annual mean modelled exposure for local heating PM 2.5 was 2.3 µg/m3, for traffic PM 10 3.3 µg/m3 and for all sources PM 2.5 5.6 µg/m 3. We found relationship between traffic induced PM 10 as well as all sources induced PM 2.5 with cardiac disease, OR=1.45 (95% CI 1.06-1.93) and 1.42 (95% CI 1.02-1.95), respectively. However, we did not find any significant association between residential heating induced particles and self-reported health symptoms. People with longer and better confirmed exposure period were also significantly associated with traffic induced PM 10 , all sources induced PM 2.5 and cardiac diseases.
Conclusion: Traffic-related PM 10 and all sources induced PM 2.5 associated with cardiac disease; whereas residential heating induced particles did not.