Environmental and social factors as determinants of respiratory dysfunction in junior schoolchildren in Moscow.
The process of industrialization of the USSR has left a legacy of widespread and often poorly-controlled pollution which is widely believed to have adverse implications for health, in particular for respiratory disease among children. the objectives of this study were to assess the relationship between area of residence and respiratory function in junior schoolchildren in different districts of Moscow. A survey was conducted of 539 children aged 6-12 years who attend school and live in one of three districts of Moscow with varying ambient pollution levels.
Journal of Public Health, 26(2), 197-204 pp. [doi:10.1093/pubmed/fdh144]