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Fuertes, E., MacIntyre, E., Agius, R., Beelen, R., Brunekreef, B., Bucci, S., Cesaroni, G., Cirach, M., Cyrys, J., Forastiere, F., Gehring, U., Gruzieva, O., Hoffmann, B., Jedynska, A., Keuken, M., Klumper, C., Kooter, I., Korek, M., Kramer, U., Molter, A., Nieuwenhuijsen, M., Pershagen, G., Porta, D., Postma, D. S., Simpson, A., Smit, H. A., Sugiri, D., Sunyer, J., Wang, M., Heinrich, J

Associations between particulate matter elements and early-life pneumonia in seven birth cohorts: Results from the ESCAPE and TRANSPHORM projects

Int.J.Hyg.Environ.Health, 2014, 217, 8, 819, 29, IF: 3.045, PMID: 24948353

Evidence for a role of long-term particulate matter exposure on acute respiratory infections is growing. However, which components of particulate matter may be causative remains largely unknown. We assessed associations between eight particulate matter elements and early-life pneumonia in seven birth cohort studies (Ntotal=15,980): BAMSE (Sweden), GASPII (Italy), GINIplus and LISAplus (Germany), INMA (Spain), MAAS (United Kingdom) and PIAMA (The Netherlands). Annual average exposure to copper, iron, potassium, nickel, sulfur, silicon, vanadium and zinc, each respectively derived from particles with aerodynamic diameters


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