Not content with a scholarly publication in the European Respiratory Journal, Rudy Sinharay increased his impact by getting his research into the Evening Standard! The headline “Heavily polluted Oxford Street puts Christmas shoppers at risk of heart attack, scientists claim” will hopefully help to ease congestion by scaring away visitors.
If you would like to read a more comprehensive examination of the link between exposure to traffic fumes and cardio-respiratory outcomes, we recommend his actual paper:
- Sinharay, Rudy, et al. “Cardio-respiratory outcomes in COPD following ambient exposures to diesel traffic emissions:” Oxford Street 2″.” European Respiratory Journal 44.Suppl 58 (2014): 3209.
And related papers:
- McCreanor, James, et al. “Respiratory effects of exposure to diesel traffic in persons with asthma.” New England Journal of Medicine 357.23 (2007): 2348-2358.
- Nightengale, Julia A., et al. “Airway inflammation after controlled exposure to diesel exhaust particulates.” American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine 162.1 (2000): 161-166.
- Pope, C. Arden, et al. “Cardiovascular mortality and long-term exposure to particulate air pollution epidemiological evidence of general pathophysiological pathways of disease.” Circulation 109.1 (2004): 71-77.
- Dominici, Francesca, et al. “Fine particulate air pollution and hospital admission for cardiovascular and respiratory diseases.” Jama 295.10 (2006): 1127-1134.
Be careful out there on the streets.