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November 2009
Wood Fires Can Harm the Youngest Lungs. Article
Refers to "Influence of Ambient Air Pollutant Sources on Clinical Encounters for Infant Bronchiolitis" - see below - August 2009
November 2009
Long-term exposure to traffic-related particulate matter impairs cognitive function in the elderly. - Ranft U, Schikowski T, Sugiri D, Krutmann J, Krämer U., Environ Res. 2009 Nov;109(8):1004-11. Epub 2009 Sep 4. Abstract
September 2009
Respiratory health effects of ultrafine and fine particle exposure in cyclists. - Strak M, Boogaard H, Meliefste K, Oldenwening M, Zuurbier M, Brunekreef B, Hoek G., Occup Environ Med. 2009 Sep 22. [Epub ahead of print] Abstract
August 2009
Cardiovascular Mortality and Exposure to Airborne Fine Particulate Matter and Cigarette Smoke. Shape of the Exposure-Response Relationship. - Pope CA III, Burnett RT, Krewsk Di,Jerrett M, Shi Y, Calle EE, Thun MJ. Circulation. 2009;120:941-948 Abstract
August 2009
Influence of Ambient Air Pollutant Sources on Clinical Encounters for Infant Bronchiolitis. - Karr CJ, Demers PA, Koehoorn MW, Lencar CC, Tamburic L, Brauer M. - Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2009 Nov 15;180(10):995-1001. Epub 2009 Aug 27. Abstract
June 2009
Infant Inhalation Of Ultrafine Air Pollution Linked To Adult Lung Disease. - Cormier S. 11th International Congress on Combustion By-Products and Their Health Effects. Research News Article
July 2009
Prenatal Airborne Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon Exposure and Child IQ at Age 5 Years. - Perera FP, Li Z, Whyatt R, Hoepner L, Wang S, Camann D, Rauh V. Pediatrics. 2009 Jul 20. [Epub ahead of print] Abstract | Article | Pollution's Toll on the Brain
June 2009
Particulate matter air pollution exposure: role in the development and exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. - Ling SH, van Eeden SF. Int J Chron Obstruct Pulmon Dis. 2009;4(1):233-43. Epub 2009 Jun 11. Abstract
June 2009
The effect of fine and coarse particulate air pollution on mortality: a national analysis. - Zanobetti A, Schwartz J. Environ Health Perspect. 2009 Jun;117(6):898-903. Epub 2009 Feb 13. Abstract
June 2009
Emergency admissions for cardiovascular and respiratory diseases and the chemical composition of fine particle air pollution. - Peng RD, Bell ML, Geyh AS, McDermott A, Zeger SL, Samet JM, Dominici F. Environ Health Perspect. 2009 Jun;117(6):957-63. Epub 2009 Feb 11. Abstract
June 2009
California wildfires of 2008: coarse and fine particulate matter toxicity. - Wegesser TC, Pinkerton KE, Last JA.. Environ Health Perspect. 2009 Jun;117(6):893-7. Epub 2009 Feb 2 Abstract
April 2009
Autonomic Responses of Men and Women to Particulate Exposures - McClendon Evans J, Patwardhan A, Jenkins R, Ilgner R, Hartman E, Jayanthi A and Knapp C. 122nd annual meeting of The American Physiological Society, April 2009. Abstract | Article
March 2009
The effects of fine particle components on respiratory hospital admissions in children. - Ostro B, Roth L, Malig B, Marty M. Environ Health Perspect. 2009 Mar;117(3):475-80. Epub 2008 Dec 16. Abstract | Full Text
March 2009
Oxidative damage to DNA and repair induced by Norwegian wood smoke particles in human A549 and THP-1 cell lines. - Danielsen PH, Loft S, Kocbach A, Schwarze PE, Møller P., Mutat Res. 2009 Mar 31;674(1-2):116-22. Epub 2008 Nov 11 Abstract
February 2009
Exposure to secondhand smoke and cognitive impairment in non-smokers. - Llewellyn DJ, Lang IA, Langa KM, Naughton F, Matthews FE - BMJ 2009;338:b462 Abstract


November 2008
The impact of components of fine particulate matter on cardiovascular mortality in susceptible subpopulations. - Ostro BD, Feng WY, Broadwin R, Malig BJ, Green RS, Lipsett MJ. Occup Environ Med. 2008 Nov;65(11):750-6. Epub 2008 Apr 16. Abstract
November 2008
Air pollution, cognitive deficits and brain abnormalities: a pilot study with children and dogs. - Calderon-Garciduenas L, Mora-Tiscareno A, Ontiveros E, Gomez-Garza G, Barragan-Mejia G, Broadway J, Chapman S, Valencia-Salazar G, Jewells V, Maronpot RR, Henriquez-Roldan C, Perez-Guille B, Torres-Jardon R, Herrit L, Brooks D, Osnaya-Brizuela N, Monroy ME, Gonzalez-Maciel A, Reynoso-Robles R, Villarreal-Calderon R, Solt AC, Engle RW. Brain Cogn. 2008 Nov;68(2):117-27. Epub 2008 Jun 11. Abstract
September 2008
Infiltration of forest fire and residential wood smoke: an evaluation of air cleaner effectiveness. - Barn P, Larson T, Noullett M, Kennedy S, Copes R, Brauer M. J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol. 2008 Sep;18(5):503-11. Epub 2007 Dec 5. Abstract
August 2008
Persistent free radicals: discovery and mechanisms for health impacts. Lubick N, Environ. Sci. Technol., 2008, 42 (22), p 8178 Article | Related News Article
August 2008
Vegetation fire smoke, indigenous status and cardio-respiratory hospital admissions in Darwin, Australia, 1996-2005: a time-series study. - Hanigan IC, Johnston FH, Morgan GG. Environ Health. 2008 Aug 5;7:42 Abstract
July 2008
Indoor levels of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in homes with or without wood burning for heating. - Gustafson P, Ostman C, Sllsten G. Environ Sci Technol. 2008 Jul 15;42(14):5074-80. Abstract
June 2008
Acute Effects of Ambient Particulate Matter on Mortality in Europe and North America: Results from the APHENA Study - Evangelia Samoli et al. Environ Health Perspect (online) Abstract| Full Text (Acrobat pdf)
June 2008
Hourly variation in fine particle exposure is associated with transiently increased risk of ST segment depression - Lanki T, Hoek G, Timonen KL, Peters A, Tiittanen P, Vanninen E, Pekkanen J. Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2008;65:782-786 Abstract
May 2008
Use of residential wood heating in a context of climate change: a population survey in Quebec (Canada). - Belanger D, Gosselin P, Valois P, Abdous B BMC Public Health. 2008 May 28;8:184 "Increased residential wood heating could very well become a maladaptation to climate change, given its known consequences on winter smog and respiratory health" Abstract
May 2008
Coarse particulate matter air pollution and hospital admissions for cardiovascular and respiratory diseases among Medicare patients. - Peng RD, Chang HH, Bell ML, McDermott A, Zeger SL, Samet JM, Dominici F. JAMA. 2008 May 14;299(18):2172-9. "After adjustment for PM2.5, there were no statistically significant associations between coarse particulates and hospital admissions for cardiovascular and respiratory diseases" Abstract
May 2008
Experimental exposure to wood smoke: effects on airway inflammation and oxidative stress. - Barregard L, Sallsten G, Andersson L, Almstrand AC, Gustafson P, Andersson M, Olin AC., Occup Environ Med. 2008 May;65(5):319-24. Epub 2007 Aug 17. Abstract
May 2008
The effect of ambient air pollution on respiratory health of school children: a panel study. - Epton MJ, Dawson RD, Brooks WM, Kingham S, Aberkane T, Cavanagh JA, Frampton CM, Hewitt T, Cook JM, McLeod S, McCartin F, Trought K, Brown L., Environ Health. 2008 May 14;7:16. Abstract
April 2008
Allergy adjuvant effect of particles from wood smoke and road traffic. - Samuelsen M, Nygaard UC, Løvik M. Toxicology. 2008 Apr 18;246(2-3):124-31. Epub 2008 Jan 15. Abstract
February 2008
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 Abstract


December 2007
Effect of biomass smoke on pulmonary host defence mechanisms - Grigg J., Paediatr Respir Rev. 2007 Dec;8(4):287-91. Epub 2007 Sep 6 Abstract
December 2007
Combustion-derived hydrocarbons localize to lipid droplets in respiratory cells - Murphy G Jr, Rouse RL, Polk WW, Henk WG, Barker SA, Boudreaux MJ, Floyd ZE, Penn AL. Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol. 2008 May;38(5):532-40. Epub 2007 Dec 1. Abstract | Full Text
November 2007
Association of Black Carbon with Cognition among Children in a Prospective Birth Cohort Study. - Suglia SF, Gryparis A, Wright RO, Schwart J, Wright RJ. - American Journal of Epidemiology 2008 167(3):280-286; doi:10.1093/aje/kwm308. Pub. online Nov. 2007 Abstract | Full Text
November 2007
Air pollution combustion emissions: characterization of causative agents and mechanisms associated with cancer, reproductive, and cardiovascular effects. - Lewtas J. Mutat Res. 2007 Nov-Dec;636(1-3):95-133. Epub 2007 Aug 17. Abstract
October 2007
Fine particles, a major threat to children. - Heinrich J, Slama R. Int J Hyg Environ Health. 2007 Oct;210(5):617-22. Epub 2007 Sep 4. Abstract
October 2007
Where theres smoke theres lung disease (Exposure to biofuels in China) - Youcheng Liu Thorax 2007 62 (10) 838-839 Extract
September 2007
Ambient biomass smoke and cardio-respiratory hospital admissions in Darwin, Australia. - Johnston FH, Bailie RS, Pilotto LS, Hanigan IC BMC Public Health. 2007 Sep 13;7:240 Abstract
July 2007
Particle size-dependent radical generation from wildland fire smoke - Leonard SS et al Toxicology. 2007 Jul 1;236(1-2):103-13
June 2007
Health and Air Pollution in New Zealand - Final report Website
April 2007
Is air pollution a cause of cardiovascular disease? Updated review and controversies - Brook RD "Without doubt, exposure to particulate matter can play a causal role in triggering a host of acute cardiovascular events via many mechanisms" Rev Environ Health. 2007 Apr-Jun;22(2):115-37.
February 2007
Long-term exposure to air pollution and incidence of cardiovascular events in women - Miller KA et al N Engl J Med. 2007 Feb 1;356(5):447-58
January 2007
The impact of domestic wood burning on personal, indoor and outdoor levels of 1,3-butadiene, benzene, formaldehyde and acetaldehyde. - Gustafson P, Barregard L, Strandberg B, Sllsten G. J Environ Monit. 2007 Jan;9(1):23-32. Epub 2006 Dec 7. Abstract
January 2007
Woodsmoke health effects: a review - Naeher LP, Brauer M, Lipsett M, et al. Inhal Toxicol. 2007 Jan;19(1):67-106 Abstract | Full Text (Acrobat pdf 2 MB)


December 2006
Air pollution and inflammation in type 2 diabetes: a mechanism for susceptibility - O'Neill MS, Veves A, Sarnat JA, Zanobetti A, Gold DR, Economides PA, Horton ES, Schwartz J. Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2007;64:373-379 Abstract
October 2006
Experimental exposure to wood-smoke particles in healthy humans: effects on markers of inflammation, coagulation, and lipid peroxidation - Barregard L, et al. Inhal Toxicol. 2006 Oct;18(11):845-53 Abstract
September 2006
Translocation and potential neurological effects of fine and ultrafine particles a critical update - Peters A, et al. Part Fibre Toxicol. 2006; 3: 13. Abstract
August 2006
Cost-Benefit Analysis of Wood Smoke Reduction in Perth - JJ Todd Acrobat Pdf
August 2006
Maternal exposure to low levels of ambient air pollution and preterm birth in Brisbane, Australia. - Hansen C, Neller A, Williams G, Simpson R. BJOG. 2006 Aug;113(8):935-41. Abstract
May 2006
A study of infant mortality in California strengthens the link between fine particulate air pollution and infant mortality: Fine particulate matter (PM 2.5) air pollution and selected causes of postneonatal infant mortality in California - Woodruff TJ, Parker JD, and Schoendorf KC. Environ Health Perspect 114:786-790 (2006) Abstract | Full Text (Pdf)
April-June 2006
Ambient Woodsmoke and Associated Respiratory Emergency Department Visits in Spokane, Washington
- AB Schreuder, TV Larson, L Sheppard, CS Claiborn.  Int J Occup Environ Health 2006;12:147153 | Acrobat file | Journal website
March 2006
The Effects of Air Pollution on Hospitalizations for Cardiovascular Disease in Elderly People in Australian and New Zealand Cities - Barnett AG, Williams GM, Schwartz J, Best TL, Neller AH, Petroeschevsky AL, and Simpson RW   Abstract    Environ Health Perspect doi:10.1289/ehp.8674 Online 13 March 2006
"Elderly populations in Australia need to be protected from air pollution arising from outdoor sources to reduce cardiovascular disease"
March 2006
Fine particulate air pollution and hospital admission for cardiovascular and respiratory diseases.
-Dominici F, Peng RD, Bell ML, Pham L, McDermott A, Zeger SL, Samet JM.   Abstract    JAMA. 2006 Mar 8;295(10):1127-34.
March 2006
Ambient fine particles modify heart rate variability in young healthy adults
- Vallejo M., Ruiz S., Hermosillo A.G., Borja-Aburto V.H., and Cardenas M.   Abstract    J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol. 2006 Mar;16(2):125-30
March 2006
Shedding new light on wood smoke: a risk factor for respiratory health - Boman C, Forsberg B, Sandstrm T   Full Text    Eur Respir J 2006; 27:446-447
March 2006
Wood smoke exposure and risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease - Orozco-Levi M et al. Abstract | Full Text Eur Respir J 2006; 27:542-546
February 2006
Clinicians prescribing exercise: is air pollution a hazard? - MJA 2006; 184 (3): 140 - Medical Journal of Australia Letter
February 2006
Survival of Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Due to Biomass Smoke and Tobacco. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine Vol 173. pp. 393-397, (2006). Abstract | Full Text | Article - Cooking on wood stoves affects women in developing countries
February 2006
Midpolarity and nonpolar wood smoke particulate matter fractions deplete glutathione in RAW 264.7 macrophages. - Kubátová A, Dronen LC, Picklo MJ Sr, Hawthorne SB. Chem Res Toxicol. 2006 Feb;19(2):255-61. Abstract
January 2006
Physicochemical characterisation of combustion particles from vehicle exhaust and residential wood smoke - Anette Kocbach, et al. Particle and Fibre Toxicology 2006, 3:1 Full online version (Norway)
January 2006
Fine particulate air pollution and mortality in nine California counties: results from CALFINE
- Ostro B, Broadwin R, Green S, Feng WY, Lipsett M.   Full Text    Environ Health Perspect. 2006 Jan;114(1):29-33


December 2005
Death by Particles: The Link Between Air Pollution and Fatal Coronary Heart Disease in Women
   Summary | Full Text   Environ Health Perspect. 2005 December; 113(12): 17231729.
December 2005
Pollution from the average wood heater estimated to cost thousands of dollars per year. Robinson DL. Air pollution in Australia: review of costs, sources and potential solutions Article (Acrobat pdf) Health Promotion Journal of Australia 2005 : 16 (3)
December 2005
Experiments with mice reveal that long-term exposure to small particulate air pollution causes heart damage.
Long-term air pollution exposure and acceleration of atherosclerosis and vascular inflammation in an animal model. Abstract J. American Medical Assoc. 2005;294:3003-3010.
November 2005
Air Pollution Economics Health Costs in the Greater Sydney Metropolitan Region
   Acrobat pdf
September 2005
Significant death risk linked to airborne particles
  News-Medical.Net article
- Jerrett M, et al. Spatial Analysis of Air Pollution and Mortality in Los Angeles. Epidemiology. Vol. 16, No. 6 (published early on Epi Fast-Track
September 2005
Link between ambient air pollution and acute myocardial infarction, or heart attack
News articel |  Abstract - Vermylen J, et al. Ambient air pollution and acute myocardial infarction. Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis 3(9):1955
September 2005
Fine Particulate Air Pollution and Cardiorespiratory Effects in the Elderly
Abstract - Epidemiology. 16(5):681-687
August 2005
Associations between ambient air pollution and daily emergency department attendances for cardiovascular disease in the elderly (65+ years), Sydney, Australia
Abstract in Journal of Exposure Analysis and Experimental Epidemiology August 2005
- "adds to the growing evidence for the effects of ambient air pollution on CVD outcomes even at relatively low ambient concentrations"
August 2005
Acute Blood Pressure Responses in Healthy Adults During Controlled Air Pollution Exposures
Abstract in Environmental Health Perspectives Volume 113, Number 8, August 2005
July 2005
Woodsmoke exposure may increase lung cancer risk by similar mechanism as tobacco smoke
   Abstract in Chest Journal  |  Summary at Burning Issues Lung cancer pathogenesis associated with wood smoke exposure. Delgado et al. Chest. 2005 Jul;128(1):124-31.
July 2005
Air Pollution linked to low birth-weight - NSW Health report Sydney Morning Herald | Full text | Abstract
  - "It re-emphasises the point that we should be keeping air pollution as low as we possibly can."
July 2005
U.S. EPA Staff Paper on the Review of Air Quality Standards for Particulate Matter - See EPA website
July 2005
The global burden of disease due to outdoor air pollution
June/July 2005
Reanalysis of the Harvard Six Cities Study
part I: validation and replication Abstract | part II: sensitivity analysis Abstract - Inhal Toxicol. 2005 Jun-Jul;17(7-8) 335-42, 343-53
June 2005
Episodic air pollution is associated with increased DNA fragmentation in human sperm
Abstract - Human Reproduction 2005 20(10):2776-2783
June 2005
Proposed Identification of Environmental Tobacco Smoke as a Toxic Air Contaminant
Air Resources Board Report
May-June 2005
Clearing The Air - How epidemiology, engineering, and experiment finger fine particles as airborne killers
Harvard Magazine Article
May 2005
Cardiovascular effects of secondhand smoke nearly as large as smoking
Abstract | Circulation. 2005;111:2684-2698
March 2005
Critical Review Of The Health Effects Of Woodsmoke. Naeher1 LP, Smith KR, Brauer M, et al.
Acrobat pdf
March 2005
Effects of Air Pollution on Heart Rate Variability: The VA Normative Aging Study
Research article
February 2005
Air pollution (PAH) may alter the structure of babies' chromosomes while in the womb - News article | Abstract
February 2005
Exposure to ambient air pollution and prenatal and early childhood health effects
Abstract in European Journal of Epidemiology Vol. 20 No. 2 Feb. 2005
February 2005
Air pollution responsible for 310,000 premature deaths in Europe each year
BBC News report | European Commission Air Quality website
January 2005
Passive smoking in childhood may increase risk of lung cancer in later life
Summary | Full text (pdf)
2005 (undated)
Effects of air pollution on childrens' health and development
WHO report (pdf ~2MB)


December 2004
Smog Clogs Arteries: Pollution does lasting harm to blood vessels
Science News article | Full text
November 2004
Environmental Cardiology: Getting to the Heart of the Matter. Bob Weinhold.
Environ Health Perspect. 2004 November; 112(15): A880-A887 Article
November 2004
Fine particulate matter and wheezing illnesses in the first year of life
Abstract Epidemiology. 2004 Nov;15(6):702-8
October 2004
Does Particulate Air Pollution Contribute to Infant Death? A Systematic Review
Abstract | Full text - Environ Health Perspect. 2004 Oct;112(14):1365-71
September 2004
No Deep Breathing: Air pollution impedes lung development
Science News Article | Abstract in New England Journal of Medicine
September 2004
Particulate Matter in Polluted Air May Increase Biomarkers of Inflammation in Mouse Brain. Campbell A. et al. Abstract
September 2004
Inhaled particles damage vascular lining
Science News reference
June 2004
Parental Exposure to Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons and the Risk of Childhood Brain Tumors,
Cordier S, Monfort C, Filippini G, Preston-Martin S, Lubin F, Mueller BA, Holly EA, Peris-Bonet R, McCredie M, Choi W, Little J, Arslan A., Am J Epidemiol. 2004 Jun 15;159(12):1109-16
Abstract | FUll Text
June 2004
Health Aspects of Air Pollution - WHO report
Full Report (pdf)
June 2004
Exposure to air pollution could lead to genetic damage to foetus
News article
June 2004
Air pollution and heart disease
Abstract | Full text Circulation. 2004;109:2655-2671
May 2004
Air pollution link to cot deaths
  BBC News article  | Abstract in Environmental Health  | Full text
May 2004
Link between air particulate pollution and heritable genetic mutation
Do Airborne Particles Induce Heritable Mutations? - Science 14 May 2004: Vol. 304. no. 5673, pp. 971 - 972
  Summary at McMaster University | Full text (pdf)
May 2004
Personal monitoring of selected VOCs: the contribution of woodsmoke to exposure (Launceston, Tasmania) - Technical report
June 2004
Air pollution and heart disease
Abstract | Full text Circulation. 2004;109:2655-2671
March 2004
Atmospheric tar balls: Particles from biomass and biofuel burning
Abstract | Summary J. Geophys. Res., 109
February 2004
Cause-specific mortality and the extended effects of particulate pollution and temperature exposure
Abstract - Environ Health Perspect. 2004 Feb;112(2):179-85
January 2004
Influence of relatively low level of particulate ar pollution on hospitalization for COPD in elderly people. - Chen Y, Yang Q, Krewski D, Shi Y, Burnett RT, McGrail K. Inhal Toxicol. 2004 Jan;16(1):21-5. Abstract


December 2003
Air pollution (fine particles) worse for heart than lungs
News story | Abstract C. Arden Pope, III et al. Cardiovascular Mortality and Long-Term Exposure to Particulate Air Pollution - Circulation. 2004 Jan 6;109(1):71-7. Epub 2003 Dec 15
August 2003
Adverse health effects from ambient air pollution in relation to residential wood combustion in modern society. Boman BC, Forsberg AB, Jarvholm BG Abstract Scand J Work Environ Health. 2003 Aug;29(4):251-60
August 2003
Pollution particles found to have large impact on infant health
News release | Full report (pdf)
May 2003
Subpopulations at increased risk of adverse health outcomes from air pollution
Abstract | Full text Eur Respir J 2003; 21:57S-63S
February 2003
Effects of inhaled ambient particulate matter on pulmonary antimicrobial immune defense
Abstract - Zelikoff JT et al. Inhal Toxicol. 2003 Feb;15(2):131-50


December 2002
Air pollution and its health impacts: the changing panorama
Abstract | Full text - Kjellstrom TE, Neller A, Simpson RW. Med J Aust. 2002 Dec 2-16;177(11-12):604-8
October 2002
Effect of air-pollution control on death rates in Dublin, Ireland: an intervention study
Abstract | Full text (pdf) - Clancy L, et al. Lancet 2002; 360:1210-1214.
October 2002
The Concentration-Response Relation between PM2.5 and Daily Deaths
Abstract | Full article - Environ Health Perspect. 2002 Oct;110(10):1025-9
October 2002
Wood Stoves and Portable Gas Heaters Tied to Infant Breathing Problems
  Summary article  | Abstract  | Full text
September 2002
Cardiovascular damage by airborne particles: are diabetics more susceptible? - Zanobetti A, Schwartz J., Epidemiology. 2002 Sep;13(5):588-92 Abstract
September 2002
EPA Ambient Air Quality Research Project (1996-2001) - Dioxins, organics, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and heavy metals - has more information on PAH emissions from woodheaters, in particular, Winter concentrations of PAH in Sydney compared to regional centres in NSW
July 2002
The Toxicology of Inhaled Woodsmoke. Judith T. Zelikoff, Lung Chi Chen, Mitchell D. Cohen, Richard B. Schlesinger Abstract J. Toxicology and Environmental Health Part B: Critical Reviews, 2002 Jul-Sep;5(3):269-82
June 2002
Review of Literature on Residential Firewood Use, Wood-Smoke and Air Toxics Technical report Environment Australia
June 2002
Bushfires, air pollution and asthma ABC Science News | Medical Journal of Australia Article - Peter R Lewis and Stephen J Corbett Med J Aust 2002; 176 (11): 517.
June 2002
Woodheaters may contribute to nasal polyposis  Journal Abstract
May 2002
Air pollution and brain damage - Abstract - Toxicologic Pathology, Volume 30, Number 3 / May - June 2002
March 2002
Woodheater Emissions Characterisation Study - prepared by CSIRO Atmospheric Research for Environment Australia, 2002
March 2002
Lung cancer, cardiopulmonary mortality, and long-term exposure to fine particulate air pollution Abstract JAMA. 2002 Mar 6;287(9):1132-41
March 2002
Particulate air pollution induces progression of atherosclerosis
Abstract (PubMed) - Suwa T, Hogg JC, Quinlan KB et al. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2002 Mar 20;39(6):935-42
February 2002
Particulate air pollution and hospital admissions in Christchurch, New Zealand. McGowan JA Abstract Aust N Z J Public Health 2002; 26: 23-9
January 2002
Health Effects of Subchronic Exposure to Low Levels of Wood Smoke in Rats. Abstract | Full text Tesfaigzi Y. et al. Toxicological Sciences 65, 115-125 (2002)


October 2001
Air pollution and retained particles in the lung  - Journal Abstract
September 2001
Role of Free Radicals in the Toxicity of Airborne Fine Particulate Matter.
Dellinger D, Pryor WA, Cueto R, Squadrito GL, Hegde V, and Deutcsh WA, Chem. Res. Toxicol., 2001, 14 (10), pp 1371-1377  - Journal Abstract
June 2001
Increased particulate air pollution and the triggering of myocardial infarction
Abstract - Peters A, et al. Circulation. 2001;103(23):2810-5.
May 2001
Woodheater Emissions Management Program for the Tamar Valley - Scoping Study - published by Environment Australia, 2001 - a good reference for information on woodsmoke especially in Launceston, Tasmania.


October 2000
Association of fine particulate matter from different sources with daily mortality in six U.S. cities
Abstract - Environ Health Perspect. 2000 Oct;108(10):941-7
September 2000
Wood smoke particles generate free radicals and cause lipid peroxidation, DNA damage, NF?B activation and TNF-a release in macrophages
Leonarda SS, Wanga S, Shia X, Jordanc BS, Castranova V, and Dubick MA. Toxicology Volume 150, Issues 1-3, 7 September 2000, Pages 147-157 Abstract
June 2000
Effects of Ambient Air Pollution on daily mortality in Melbourne 1991-1996 Melbourne Mortality Study
March 2000
Harvesting and long term exposure effects in the relation between air pollution and mortality
Abstract - Schwartz,J. Am J Epidemiol. 2000 Mar 1;151(5):440-8


August 1999
Mortality and Air Pollution: Associations Persist with Continued Advances in Research Methodology
Research overview - Pope CA, Environ Health Perspect. 1999 Aug;107(8):613-4
March 1999
A Study of Twelve Southern California Communities with Differing Levels and Types of Air Pollution
Abstract I | Abstract II | BBC News article: air pollution discriminates between the sexes
February 1999
All But Quiet on the Particulate Front
Full text - Brunekreef B, Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 1999 Feb;159(2):354-6


December 1998
Wood stoves linked to mouth cancer
Summary at Burning Issues | Abstract | Full text (pdf) - International Journal of Epidemiology, 1998, Volume 27, Issue 6, pp. 936-940
May 1998
Air pollution and daily mortality in Sydney, Australia, 1989 through 1993
Abstract - Morgan G, et al. Am J Public Health. 1998 May;88(5):759-64


December 1997
Associations between Outdoor Air Pollution and Daily Mortality in Brisbane, Australia
Abstract - Simpson RW, et al. Arch Environ Health. 1997 Nov-Dec;52(6):442-54


October 1996
Direct link between benzo-alpha-pyrene (a chemical found in woodsmoke and cigarette smoke) and mutations in the gene associated with human lung cancer Abstract
Preferential Formation of Benzo[a]pyrene Adducts at Lung Cancer Mutational Hotspots in P53, Science. 1996 Oct 18;274(5286):430-2
October 1996
Is Daily Mortality Associated Specifically With Fine Particles? Abstract
Schwartz J., Dockery D.W., Neas L.M,. Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association, 46(10):927-939


March 1995
Woodsmoke reduces the immune system's ability to fight infection
"Part of the problem is that wood smoke is a witch's brew of carcinogens, including aldehydes and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, carbon monoxide, and organic particles less than 10 microns in diameter..."
Environmental toxicants under scrutiny at Baltimore meeting, Stone R., Science. 1995 Mar 24;267(5205):1770-1


May 1994
Wood Smoke - Emissions and NonCancer Respiratory Effects
Abstract Larson T.V., Koenig J.Q., Annual Review of Public Health, 15:133-156, 1994
? 1994
Acute Respiratory Effects of Particulate Air Pollution
Abstract - Dockery DW., Pope CA. Annu Rev Public Health. 1994;15:107-32


December 1993
An association between air pollution and mortality in six U.S. cities Abstract N Engl J Med. 1993 Dec 9;329(24):1753-9


June 1991
Woodsmoke up to 12 times as mutagenic as cigarette smoke
Lewtas J., Zweidinger R.B., Cupitt L., Mutagenicity, Tumorigenicity and Estimation of Cancer Risk from Ambient Aerosol and Source Emissions from Woodsmoke and Motor Vehicles, Air and Waste Management Association 84th Annual Meeting & Exhibition, Vancouver, British Columbia


September 1989
Potential adverse health effects of wood smoke.
West J Med. 1989 Sep;151(3):339-42. Abstract
Persistent free radicals in woodsmoke: an ESR spin trapping study.
Lachocki T M; Church D F; Pryor W A. Abstract

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