Neighbourhood-level air pollution and greenspace and inflammation in adults

Publication type

Journal Article

Published in

Health and Place

Authors

Emily Midouhas, Theodora Kokosi and Eirini Flouri

Publication date

Summary

Inflammation has been proposed as a pathway from adverse physical environments to poor physical and mental health. We estimated longitudinal associations of neighbourhood-level air pollution and greenspace with individual-level inflammation (measured with C-reactive protein and fibrinogen), using data from over 8000 adults living in England and Wales who participated in Understanding Society. Using linear regression, we found that neighbourhood-level nitrogen dioxide predicted later levels of fibrinogen, but not C-reactive protein. Area air pollution, but not area greenery, appears to predict inflammation, even after accounting for social deprivation in the area.

Volume

58:102167

DOI

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.healthplace.2019.102167

ISSN

16

Subjects

Environmental Sociology, Area Effects, Geography, Health and Biology

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