Cardiovascular effects of occupational exposure to urban airborne pollution on a group of newsagents in the city of Palermo
- Autori: DE MARCHIS, P.; Verso, M.; Tramuto, F.; Matranga, D.; Vitale, F.; Picciotto, D.
- Anno di pubblicazione: 2014
- Tipologia: Articolo in rivista (Articolo in rivista)
Aims: To verify the possible correlation between exposure to airborne particulate matter the average size less than 10 μm (PM 10) of a group of newsagents working in kiosks in Palermo and evidence of carotid intimal thickening. Materials and methods: data were collected relating to environmental monitoring of airborne pollutants. We have selected a sample of newsagents, who were submitted to some clinical investigations, including the carotid echo-color doppler examination. Results: The results show no correlation between the location of the kiosks, and the presence of intimal thickening. Conclusion: Exposition to urban pollutants in Palermo is likely homogenous in the different areas and can be considered an ubiquitous atherogenic risk factor.