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- Air pollution and lung function among susceptible adult subjects: a panel study

AAS = Atomic absorption spectrometry

BarP = Barometric pressure

BMI = Body mass index [weight (kg) / height2(m)]

°C = Celsius degrees

Cd = Cadmium

CO = Carbon monoxide

COHb = Carboxyhemoglobin

COPD = Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Cr = Chrome

Fe = Iron

FEV1 = Forced expiratory volume in 1 second (% of predicted)

FVC = Forced vital capacity (% of predicted)

GEE = Generalized estimating equations

GMean = Geometric mean

HbO2 = Arterial blood oxygen saturation

IHD = Ischemic heart disease

IQR = Interquartile range

IR = Infrared

Mean = Arithmetic mean

MEM = Micro Environmental Monitor

Max = Maximum

Min = Minimum

Mm Hg = Millimeters of mercury

μg/m3 = Micrograms per cubic meterng/m3 = Nanograms per cubic meter

Ni = Nickel

NO = Nitric oxide

NO2 = Nitrogen dioxide

O3 = Ozone

Obs = Number of observations

PEF = Peak expiratory flow

Pb = Lead

PM = Particulate matter

PM10 = Particulate matter with aerodynamic diameter less than 10 μm

PM10–2.5 = Particulate matter with aerodynamic diameter between 10 and 2.5 μm

PM2.5 = Particulate matter with aerodynamic diameter less than 2.5 μm

Pt = Platinum

PTFE = Polytetrafluoroethylene

RelHum = Relative humidity

SD = Standard deviation

SO2 = Sulphur dioxide

SpO2 = Partial oxygen pressure

T = Temperature

UCSC = Catholic University Hospital

UV = Ultraviolet

V = Vanadium

Zn = Zinc



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