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Climate change, air pollution and extreme events leading to increasing prevalence of allergic respiratory diseases

Overview of attention for article published in Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine, January 2013
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3 blogs
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2 policy sources
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8 tweeters
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1 Facebook page
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Title
Climate change, air pollution and extreme events leading to increasing prevalence of allergic respiratory diseases
Published in
Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine, January 2013
DOI 10.1186/2049-6958-8-12
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Authors

Gennaro D’Amato, Carlos E Baena-Cagnani, Lorenzo Cecchi, Isabella Annesi-Maesano, Carlos Nunes, Ignacio Ansotegui, Maria D’Amato, Gennaro Liccardi, Matteo Sofia, Walter G Canonica

Abstract

The prevalence of asthma and allergic diseases has increased dramatically during the past few decades not only in industrialized countries. Urban air pollution from motor vehicles has been indicated as one of the major risk factors responsible for this increase.Although genetic factors are important in the development of asthma and allergic diseases, the rising trend can be explained only in changes occurred in the environment. Despite some differences in the air pollution profile and decreasing trends of some key air pollutants, air quality is an important concern for public health in the cities throughout the world.Due to climate change, air pollution patterns are changing in several urbanized areas of the world, with a significant effect on respiratory health.The observational evidence indicates that recent regional changes in climate, particularly temperature increases, have already affected a diverse set of physical and biological systems in many parts of the world. Associations between thunderstorms and asthma morbidity in pollinosis subjects have been also identified in multiple locations around the world.Allergens patterns are also changing in response to climate change and air pollution can modify the allergenic potential of pollens especially in presence of specific weather conditions.The underlying mechanisms of all these interactions are not well known yet. The consequences on health vary from decreases in lung function to allergic diseases, new onset of diseases, and exacerbation of chronic respiratory diseases.Factor clouding the issue is that laboratory evaluations do not reflect what happens during natural exposition, when atmospheric pollution mixtures in polluted cities are inhaled. In addition, it is important to recall that an individual's response to pollution exposure depends on the source and components of air pollution, as well as meteorological conditions. Indeed, some air pollution-related incidents with asthma aggravation do not depend only on the increased production of air pollution, but rather on atmospheric factors that favour the accumulation of air pollutants at ground level.Considering these aspects governments worldwide and international organizations such as the World Health Organization and the European Union are facing a growing problem of the respiratory effects induced by gaseous and particulate pollutants arising from motor vehicle emissions.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
India 2 <1%
Germany 2 <1%
United Kingdom 2 <1%
Colombia 1 <1%
Latvia 1 <1%
Belarus 1 <1%
United States 1 <1%
Philippines 1 <1%
Unknown 241 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 51 20%
Student > Ph. D. Student 47 19%
Student > Master 40 16%
Student > Bachelor 32 13%
Student > Doctoral Student 14 6%
Other 41 16%
Unknown 27 11%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Environmental Science 59 23%
Medicine and Dentistry 45 18%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 32 13%
Engineering 13 5%
Social Sciences 13 5%
Other 55 22%
Unknown 35 14%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 47. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 26 March 2020.
All research outputs
#480,335
of 15,863,796 outputs
Outputs from Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine
#6
of 244 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#6,165
of 254,604 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine
#1
of 9 outputs
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