Air pollution: its effects on health and respiratory disease--a review

Ann Allergy. 1977 Oct;39(4):279-83.


A selective review of clinical and experimental data pertaining to air pollution and its effects on health and disease is presented. Various air pollutants, their effects on health and national air quality standard levels are outlined. The guidelines for asthmatic patients to follow during air pollution episodes are enumerated.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Air Pollution*
  • Asthma / etiology*
  • Bronchitis / etiology*
  • Carbon Monoxide / adverse effects
  • Chronic Disease
  • Hydrocarbons / adverse effects
  • Meteorological Concepts
  • Nitrogen Oxides / adverse effects
  • Oxidants, Photochemical / adverse effects
  • Particle Size
  • Pulmonary Emphysema / etiology*
  • Sulfur Dioxide / adverse effects


  • Hydrocarbons
  • Nitrogen Oxides
  • Oxidants, Photochemical
  • Sulfur Dioxide
  • Carbon Monoxide