TY - CHAP A1 - Duanping Liao A2 - Michele L. Shaffer A3 - Haibo Zhou ED1 - Anca Maria Moldoveanu Y1 - 2011-08-29 PY - 2011 T1 - Acute Effects of Fine Particulate Air Pollution on Cardiac Electrophysiology N2 - The book describes the effects of air pollutants, from the indoor and outdoor spaces, on the human physiology. Air pollutants can influence inflammation biomarkers, can influence the pathogenesis of chronic cough, can influence reactive oxygen species (ROS) and can induce autonomic nervous system interactions that modulate cardiac oxidative stress and cardiac electrophysiological changes, can participate in the onset and exacerbation of upper respiratory and cardio-vascular diseases, can lead to the exacerbation of asthma and allergic diseases. The book also presents how the urban environment can influence and modify the impact of various pollutants on human health. BT - Advanced Topics in Environmental Health and Air Pollution Case Studies SP - Ch. 7 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/18832 DO - 10.5772/18832 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2021-09-23 ER -