Board Meeting Health Updates - Citations

This page reviewed June 30, 2011

The Air Resources Board staff provides monthly updates regarding the latest research findings on Health and Air Pollution. In order to help the public and interested parties better understand the topics of the health updates, we will be posting citations for papers discussed in the health update on this webpage. Because of copyright restrictions, we will be posting the complete citation, with a link to the article at the respective journal. We will post links to the actual paper when applicable. Links to citations and papers for current and past health updates are provided below.

Thursday, January 22, 2009- Sacramento - The Potential Health Impacts Of Residential Wood Burning

1. Associations between health effects and particulate matter and black carbon in subjects with respiratory disease.
    Jansen KL, Larson TV, Koenig JQ, Mar TF, Fields C, Stewart J, Lippmann M.
    Environ Health Perspect. 2005 Dec;113(12):1741-6.

    The article is available at

2. Ambient particle source apportionment and daily hospital admissions among children and elderly in Copenhagen.
    Andersen ZJ, Wahlin P, Raaschou-Nielsen O, Scheike T, Loft S.
    J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol. 2007 Nov;17(7):625-36. Epub 2007 May 9.

3. Changes in lung function and airway inflammation among asthmatic children residing in a woodsmoke-impacted urban area.
    Allen RW, Mar T, Koenig J, Liu LJ, Gould T, Simpson C, Larson T.
    Inhal Toxicol. 2008 Feb;20(4):423-33.

4. Experimental exposure to wood-smoke particles in healthy humans: effects on markers of inflammation, coagulation, and lipid peroxidation.
    Barregard L, Sällsten G, Gustafson P, Andersson L, Johansson L, Basu S, Stigendal L.
    Inhal Toxicol. 2006 Oct;18(11):845-53.

Thursday, December 11, 2008 - Sacramento - Lung Cancer by Occupation in the U.S. Trucking Industry 
Eric Garshick, Francine Laden, Jaime E. Hart, Bernard Rosner, Mary E. Davis, Ellen A. Eisen, and Thomas J. Smith. Lung Cancer and Vehicle Exhaust in Trucking Industry Workers. Environmental Health Perspectives, 116 (10):1327-1332, 2008.

The article is available at

Thursday, October 23, 2008 - Sacramento - The Effect of Prenatal and Early Childhood Exposure to Air Pollution on Lung Function in Asthmatic Children
Kathleen Mortimer, Romain Neugebauer, Frederick Lurmann, Siana Alcorn, John Balmes, and Ira Tager.
Air Pollution and Pulmonary Function in Asthmatic Children Effects of Prenatal and Lifetime Exposures.  
Epidemiology, 19: 550-557, 2008. 

Thursday, September 25, 2008 - Diamond Bar - Indoor Chemicals Linked to Respiratory and Allergic Effects in Children
Mark J. Mendell.
Indoor Residential Chemical Emissions as Risk Factors for Respiratory and Allergic Effects in Children: A Review.  
Indoor Air, 17(4): 259-277, 2007. 

Thursday, July 24, 2008 - Sacramento - Short-Term Health Effects Associated with Exposure to Air Pollution During Exercise
James McCreanor, Paul Cullinan, Mark J. Nieuwenhuijsen, James Stewart-Evans, Eleni Malliarou, Lars Jarup, Robert Harrington, Magnus Svartengren, In-Kyu Han, Pamela Ohman-Strickland, Kian Fan Chung, Junfeng Zhang.
Respiratory Effects of Exposure to Diesel Traffic in Persons with Asthma.
New England Journal of Medicine, 357:2348-58, 2007.

Thursday, April 24, 2008 - Oakland - Effects on the Heart from PM Exposure and a Possible Role of Genetics
Sung Kyun Park, Marie S. O’Neill, Robert O. Wright, Howard Hu, Pantel S. Vokonas, David Sparrow, Helen Suh and Joel Schwartz.
HFE Genotype, Particulate Air Pollution, and Heart Rate Variability: A Gene-Environment Interaction.

Thursday, March 27, 2008 - Sacramento - Wildfire Smoke and Respiratory Symptoms in Children
Nino Kunzli, Ed Avol, Jun Wu, W. James Gauderman, Ed Rappaport, Joshua Millstein, Jonathan Bennion, Rob McConnell, Frank D. Gilliland, Kiros Berhane, Fred Lurmann, Arthur Winer, and John M. Peters
Health Effects of the 2003 Southern California Wildfires on Children
American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, 174: 1221-1228, 2006

Thursday, December 6, 2007 - El Monte - Chronic Air Pollution Exposure and Adverse Effects on the Brain: A Review
  Lilian Calderón-Garcidueñas, Maricela Franco-Lira, Ricardo Torres-Jardón, Carlos Henriquez-Roldán, Gerardo Barragán-Mejía, Gildardo Valencia-Salazar, Angelica González-Maciel, Rafael Reynoso-Robles, Rafael Villarreal-Calderón and William Reed
Pediatric Respiratory and Systemic Effects of Chronic Air Pollution Exposure: Nose, Lung, Heart, and Brain Pathology
Toxicologic Pathology, 35(1): 154-162, 2007

Thursday, October 25, 2007 - Sacramento - Association between Exposure to Traffic-Related Air Pollution and Adverse Health Effects in Adults
  Ying-Ying Meng, DrPH; Michelle Wilhelm, PhD; Rudolph P. Rull, PhD; Paul English, PhD; and
Beate Ritz, MD, PhD
Traffic and outdoor air pollution levels near residences and poorly controlled asthma in adults

Thursday, June 26, 2007 - Sacramento - PM mortality relationship - Statewide air quality heath impacts & good movement impacts
  C. Arden Pope, III, Joseph B. Muhlestein, Heidi T. May, Dale G. Renlund, Jeffrey L. Anderson and Benjamin D. Horne
Ischemic Heart Disease Events Triggered by Short-Term Exposure to Fine Particulate Air Pollution
Circulation 2006; 114;2443-2448; originally published online Nov 13, 2006;

The online version of this article, along with updated information and services, is located on the World Wide Web at:

Thursday, June 21, 2007 - Los Angeles - Influence of Genetic Variants on Ozone Responses of Asthmatic Children
  Romieu et al.
GSTM1 and GSTP1 and respiratory health in asthmatic children exposed to ozone
European Respiratory Journal - 28: 953-959, 2006.

Thursday, May 24, 2007 - San Diego - Long-Term Exposure to Air Pollution and Incidence of Cardiovascular Events in Women
  Kristin A. Miller, M.S., David S. Siscovick, M.D., M.P.H., Lianne Sheppard, Ph.D., Kristen Shepherd, M.S.,
Jeffrey H. Sullivan, M.D., M.H.S., Garnet L. Anderson, Ph.D., and Joel D. Kaufman, M.D., M.P.H.
Long-Term Exposure to Air Pollution and Incidence of Cardiovascular Events in Women
New England Journal of Medicine - Vol. 356 no. 5, February 1, 2007

Thursday, April 26, 2007 - Sacramento - Health Impacts of Fine Particle Components in California
  Bart Ostro, Rachel Broadwin, Shelley Green, Wen-Ying Feng, and Michael Lipsett
Fine Particulate Air Pollution and Mortality in Nine California Counties:Results from CALFINE
Environmental Health Perspectives " VOLUME 114 | NUMBER 1 | January 2006
  Bart Ostro, Wen-Ying Feng, Rachel Broadwin, Shelley Green, and Michael Lipsett
The Effects of Components of Fine Particulate Air Pollution on Mortality in California: Results from CALFINE
Environmental Health Perspectives " VOLUME 115 | NUMBER 1 | January 2007

Thursday, March 22, 2007 - Sacramento - Health Effects Associated with Traffic-Related Air Pollution
  Gauderman WJ, Vora H, McConnell R, Berhane K, Gilliland F, Thomas D, Lurmann F, Avol E, Kunzli N, Jerrett M, Peters J. Effect of exposure to traffic on lung development from 10 to 18 years of age: a cohort study.
Lancet. 2007 Feb 17;369(9561):571-7

Thursday, January 25, 2007 - Sacramento - The Health Impacts of Coarse Particulate Matter
  Michael J. Lipsett, Feng C. Tsai, Linda Roger, Mary Woo, and Bart D. Ostro
Coarse Particles and Heart Rate Variability among Older Adults with
Coronary Artery Disease in the Coachella Valley, California

Environmental Health Perspectives, volume 114, number 8, August 2006

Thursday, December 7, 2006 - Bakersfield - Health Impacts of Air Pollution in the San Joaquin Valley
  Kent E. Pinkerton, Francis H.Y. Green, Cathy Saiki, Val Vallyathan, Charles G. Plopper, Venu Gopal, Daniel Hung, Emily B. Bahne, Susan S. Lin, Margaret G. Ménache, and Marc B. Schenker,
Distribution of Particulate Matter and Tissue Remodeling in the Human Lung,
Environ Health Perspect, 108:1063-1069 (2000).
  Kevin R. Smith, Seongheon Kim, Julian J. Recendez, Stephen V. Teague, Margaret G. Ménache, David E. Grubbs, Constantinos Sioutas, and Kent E. Pinkerton,
Airborne Particles of the California Central Valley Alter the Lungs of Healthy Adult Rats,
Environ Health Perspect, 111:902-908 (2003).
  Stephen K. Van Den Eeden, Charles P. Quesenberry, Jr., Jun Shan, Fred Lurmann,
Particulate Air Pollution and Morbidity in the California Central Valley: a High Particulate Pollution Region,
California Air Resources Board, (2002).
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Thursday, November 16, 2006 - San Francisco - Cancer risk from air pollutants in a population of inner-city teenagers
  Sax, et al.,
Cancer risk from air pollutants in a population of inner-city teenagers Living in New York and Los Angeles
Environmental Health Perspectives, volume 114, number 10, October 2006

Thursday, October 19, 2006 - Sacramento - Air Pollution and Infant Mortality in California
  Woodruff, et al.,
Fine Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Air Pollution and Selected Causes of Postneonatal Infant Mortality in California
Environmental Health Perspectives, volume 114, Number 5, May 2006
  Ritz, et al.,
Air Pollution and Infant Death in Southern California,1989 2000,
PEDIATRICS Volume 118, Number 2, August 2006

Thursday, September 28, 2006 - Sacramento - Indoor Air Chemistry and Implications for Health
  BC Singer, H Destaillats, AT Hodgson, and WW Nazaroff,
Cleaning products and air fresheners: emissions and resulting concentrations of glycol ethers and terpenoids.
Indoor Air 2006, 16, 179-191.
  H Destaillats, MM Lunden, BC Singer, BK Coleman, AT Hodgson, CJ Weschler, and WW Nazaroff,
Indoor secondary pollutants from household product emissions in the presence of ozone: a bench-scale chamber study.
Environ. Sci. Technol. 2006, 40, 4421-4428.
This article has supporting information which is available on the internet through ES&T.
  BC Singer, BK Coleman, H Destaillats, AT Hodgson, MM Lunden, CJ Weschler, and WW Nazaroff,
Indoor secondary pollutants from cleaning product and air freshener use in the presence of ozone.
Atmospheric Environment, in press.
The article is available here.
  The final report for the ARB research contract which was the source of this information is available on our website: Indoor air chemistry: cleaning agents, ozone and toxic air contaminants

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