The Authors: Alison M. Gowers, BSc, MSc, is a member of the Secretariat to the Committee on the Medical Effects of Air Pollutants. Her interests include the application of scientific evidence in risk assessment and policy development. Paul Cullinan, MD, MSc, FRCP, is Professor of Occupational and Environmental Respiratory Disease at Imperial College, London. His interests are in the environmental determinants of lung disease in and out of the workplace. Jon G. Ayres BSc, MD, FRCP, is Professor of Environmental & Respiratory Medicine and Head of the Institute of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, University of Birmingham. He has a long-standing research interest in environmental influences on health in particular lung and heart disease. H. Ross Anderson, MD, MSc, FMedSci, is Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health at St George's, University of London and at King's College, London. His research interests encompass both the epidemiology of asthma and the health effects of air pollution. David P. Strachan, MBChB, MD, FRCP, is Professor of Epidemiology in the Division of Population Health Sciences and Education at St George's, University of London. His research interests include genetics, life course and environmental epidemiology, primarily of respiratory and allergic diseases. Stephen T. Holgate, MD, DSc, FMedSci, is an MRC Professor of Immunopharmacology and Honorary Consultant Physician at the Faculty of Medicine and University of Southampton NHS Foundation Trust. His research interests cover the pathophysiology of asthma and its treatment with an emphasis on translation into patient benefit. Inga C. Mills, BSc, MSc, is a member of the Secretariat to the Committee on the Medical Effects of Air Pollutants. Her interests include air pollution epidemiology. Robert L. Maynard, FRCP, FBTS, is Honorary Professor of Environmental Medicine at the University of Birmingham, UK and was, until 2011, Head of the Air Pollution Unit at the Health Protection Agency (England and Wales). His areas of research interest include respiratory physiology and toxicology with an emphasis on the effects of airborne particles on health.
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Does outdoor air pollution induce new cases of asthma? Biological plausibility and evidence; a review
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© 2012 Crown Copyright. Respirology © 2012 Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
Volume 17, Issue 6, pages 887–898, August 2012
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GOWERS, A. M., CULLINAN, P., AYRES, J. G., ANDERSON, H. R., STRACHAN, D. P., HOLGATE, S. T., MILLS, I. C. and MAYNARD, R. L. (2012), Does outdoor air pollution induce new cases of asthma? Biological plausibility and evidence; a review. Respirology, 17: 887–898. doi: 10.1111/j.1440-1843.2012.02195.x
SERIES EDITORS: IAN YANG AND STEPHEN HOLGATE
- Issue online: 29 JUL 2012
- Version of Record online: 29 JUL 2012
- Accepted manuscript online: 6 JUN 2012 03:40PM EST
- Received 14 March 2012; accepted 16 March 2012.
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