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Poor lung function is five times commoner in teenagers exposed to high particulate concentrations

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: (Published 09 September 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:588
  1. Scott Gottlieb
  1. New York

    Current concentrations of air pollution can have chronic adverse effects on lung development in children, which lead to clinically important deficits in lung function by adulthood, a new study has shown (New England Journal of Medicine 2004;357: 1057-67

    Until now, whether exposure to air pollution adversely affected the increase in lung function during the period of …

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