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Pulmonary Aspects of Air Pollution.

Paul Kotin, M.D.; Hans L. Falk, Ph.D.; and Doris P. Courington, M.D.
Ann Intern Med. 1964;60(2_Part_1):334-335. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-60-2-334_3
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The respiratory tract as the major portal of entry is the primary initial site of response to polluted urban air in the intact host. Air pollution is a generic term encompassing aerosol and gas phase chemical agents that can show extreme variation in chemical and physical properties, depending upon local industrial, socio-economic, and topographical factors. Epidemiologically, marked variation exists in the pattern of response of exposed populations on the basis of the concentration, persistence, and stability of chemical compounds, as well as the physiological states of the target hosts.

While occasional isolated exposures to high and even lethal concentrations of



lung ; air pollution

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