UBC SPPH OEH: In-vehicle air filtration and acute changes in cardiopulmonary and cognitive function among healthy adults.

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We measured commuters’ exposure to air pollutants in rush-hour traffic and evaluated whether this exposure could be reduced by cabin air filtration. Also, we looked at effects on cardiopulmonary health, as well as cognition (mental processing and judgement), examining whether cabin air filtration reduced exposure to traffic related air pollutants and improved short term cardiopulmonary and cognitive function. Results will provide information about air pollution’s effects on cognition, an area of growing concern, while testing a potentially valuable and economical means of reducing exposure to traffic related air pollution in a commuting environment.

Gary Mallach
Air Effects Scientist
Health Canada

Event Date Nov 20, 2020 12:30 to Nov 20, 2020 13:30
Posted by NCCEH Oct 08, 2020
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