Environmental exposure to air pollution and allergens and peak flow changes

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  • Authors:
  • B. G. Higgins
  • H. C. Francis
  • C. Yates
  • C. J. Warburton
  • A. M. Fletcher
  • And 2 others
  • External authors:
  • C. A C Pickering
  • A. A. Woodcock


Laboratory-based studies have shown that ozone and nitrogen dioxide can potentiate the effect of allergen in sensitized asthmatic subjects, but it is not known whether this interaction is important under natural exposure conditions. Thirty-five subjects with clinical diagnoses of asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and with a provocative dose causing a 20% fall in forced expiratory volume in one second methacholine

Bibliographical metadata

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)61-66
Number of pages5
JournalEuropean Respiratory Journal
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2000