Nitric oxide in exhaled and aspirated nasal air as an objective measure of human response to isopropanol oxidation products and pthtalate esters in indoor air

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The use of Nitric Oxide (NO) concentration in exhaled and aspirated nasal air to assess human response to indoor air pollution was tested in a climate chamber exposure experiment. The concentration of NO was measured using a chemiluminescence NO analyser. Sixteen healthy female subjects were exposed to 2 commonly occurring indoor air pollutants and to a clean reference condition for 4.5 hours. Assessments of the environment were obtained using questionnaires. The polluted conditions were perceived as worse than the reference condition. After exposure to the two polluted conditions a small increase in NO concentration (+2.7% and +7.2%) in exhaled air was observed. After exposure to the reference condition the mean NO concentration was significantly reduced (-14.3%) compared to before exposure. NO in nasal air was unaffected by the exposures. The results indicate an association between polluted indoor air and sub-clinical inflammation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProc. of 10th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate
Number of pages3985
Place of PublicationBeijing
PublisherTsinghua University Press
Publication date2005
ISBN (Print)78-94-94830-6
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Event10th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate - Beijing, China
Duration: 4 Sep 20059 Sep 2005
Conference number: 10


Conference10th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate

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