December 2001
Thorax;Dec2001 Supp, Vol. 56, piii12
Academic Journal
This article presents various studies related to the potential inflammatory mechanisms in the airway. The study of the health effects of airborne particulates has burgeoned in recent years, with much effort focused on in vitro screening to identify toxic components. Whilst these approaches have benefited from improved particle characterization, little is known about the impact of sample preparation on particle chemistry. According to another study, interleukin-8 is a major neutrophil chemoanractant which may be involved in asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.


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