Aims: To verify the possible correlation between exposure to airborne particulate matter the average size less than 10 μm (PM 10) 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 a sample 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 an ubiquitous atherogenic risk factor.

De Marchis, P., Verso, M.G., Tramuto, F., Matranga, D., Vitale, F., Picciotto, D. (2014). Cardiovascular effects of occupational exposure to urban airborne pollution on a group of newsagents in the city of Palermo. ACTA MEDICA MEDITERRANEA, 30(30), 347-353.

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

DE MARCHIS, Paola;VERSO, Maria Gabriella;TRAMUTO, Fabio;MATRANGA, Domenica;VITALE, Francesco;PICCIOTTO, Diego
2014-01-01

Abstract

Aims: To verify the possible correlation between exposure to airborne particulate matter the average size less than 10 μm (PM 10) 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 a sample 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 an ubiquitous atherogenic risk factor.
2014
Settore MED/44 - Medicina Del Lavoro
De Marchis, P., Verso, M.G., Tramuto, F., Matranga, D., Vitale, F., Picciotto, D. (2014). Cardiovascular effects of occupational exposure to urban airborne pollution on a group of newsagents in the city of Palermo. ACTA MEDICA MEDITERRANEA, 30(30), 347-353.
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