Duration of exposure to air pollution could affect inflammatory response in adults | Duke Kunshan University

Duration of exposure to air pollution could affect inflammatory response in adults

Exposure to air pollutants has been associated with respiratory and cardiovascular illness, yet the scientific community still does not fully understand the underlying molecular mechanisms. After testing 53 adults over two months, environmental health expert Jim Zhang and colleagues found that breathing in ozone for different time durations could affect a person’s inflammatory responses in different ways. The findings were published in Environmental Pollution. Zhang is director of the Regional Ozone Sino-U.S. Collaborative Research Center.