|Title||Ambient Air Pollution, Traffic Noise And Adult-Onset Asthma: The Hunt Study, Norway|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2017|
|Authors||Cai Y, Hodgson S, Blangiardo M, de Hoogh K, Morley DW, Gulliver J, Hveem K, Elliott P, Hansell A|
|Journal||European Respiratory Journal|
ABSTRACT We investigated the effects of both ambient air pollution and traffic noise on adult asthma prevalence, using harmonised data from three European cohort studies established in 2006–2013 (HUNT3, Lifelines and UK Biobank).
Residential exposures to ambient air pollution ( particulate matter with aerodynamic diameter ⩽10 μm (PM10) and nitrogen dioxide (NO2)) were estimated by a pan-European Land Use Regression model for 2007. Traffic noise for 2009 was modelled at home addresses by adapting a standardised noise assessment
This study suggests that long-term ambient PM10 exposure is associated with asthma prevalence in western European adults. Traffic noise is not associated with asthma prevalence, but its potential to impact on asthma exacerbations needs further investigation.