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Title: Human adaptation to smog

This study examined the health effects of human adaptation to photochemical smog. A group of recent arrivals to the Los Angeles air basin were compared to long-term residents of the basin. Evidence for adaptation included greater irritation and respiratory problems among the recent arrivals and desensitization among the long-term residents in their judgments of the severity of the smog problem to their health. There was no evidence for biochemical adaptation as measured by hemoglobin response to oxidant challenge. The results were discussed in terms of psychological adaption to chronic environmental stressors.
Authors:
 [1] ;
  1. (Univ. of California, Irvine) Jacobs, S.V.
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5578069
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: J. Air Pollut. Control Assoc.; (United States); Journal Volume: 32:10
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
63 RADIATION, THERMAL, AND OTHER ENVIRON. POLLUTANT EFFECTS ON LIVING ORGS. AND BIOL. MAT.; LOS ANGELES; AIR POLLUTION; MAN; BIOLOGICAL ADAPTATION; PHOTOCHEMICAL OXIDANTS; BIOLOGICAL EFFECTS; PATIENTS; SMOG; ANIMALS; CALIFORNIA; FEDERAL REGION IX; MAMMALS; NORTH AMERICA; POLLUTION; PRIMATES; USA; VERTEBRATES 560306* -- Chemicals Metabolism & Toxicology-- Man-- (-1987)