Browsing by Author "Querol, Xavier"

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  • Pujol Martí, Jesús, 1981-; Fenoll, Raquel; Macià, Dídac; Martínez-Vilavella, Gerard; Álvarez Pedrerol, Mar; Rivas, Ioar; Forns i Guzman, Joan, 1981-; Deus, Joan; Blanco Hinojo, Laura, 1981-; Querol, Xavier; Sunyer Deu, Jordi (Willey, 2016)
    INTRODUCTION: Children are more vulnerable to the effects of environmental elements. A variety of air pollutants are among the identified factors causing neural damage at toxic concentrations. It is not obvious, however, ...
  • Sunyer Deu, Jordi; Esnaola, Mikel; Álvarez Pedrerol, Mar; Forns i Guzman, Joan, 1981-; Rivas, Ioar; López Vicente, Mònica, 1988-; Suades González, Elisabet; Foraster Pulido, Maria, 1984-; García Esteban, Raquel; Basagaña Flores, Xavier; Viana, Maria Carmen; Cirach, Marta; Moreno, Teresa; Alastuey, Andrés; Sebastián Gallés, Núria; Nieuwenhuijsen, Mark J.; Querol, Xavier (Public Library of Science, 2015)
    Air pollution is a suspected developmental neurotoxicant. Many schools are located in close proximity to busy roads, and traffic air pollution peaks when children are at school. We aimed to assess whether exposure of ...
  • Rivas, Ioar; Vicens Estaran, Laia; Basagaña Flores, Xavier; Tobías, Aurelio; Katsouyanni, Klea; Walton, Heather; Hüglin, Christoph; Alastuey, Andrés; Kulmala, Markku; Harrison, Roy M.; Pekkanen, Juha; Querol, Xavier; Sunyer Deu, Jordi; Kelly, Frank (Elsevier, 2021)
    Background: The evidence on the association between ultrafine (UFP) particles and mortality is still inconsistent. Moreover, health effects of specific UFP sources have not been explored. We assessed the impact of UFP ...
  • Rivas, Ioar; Viana, Maria Carmen; Moreno, Teresa; Pandolfi, Marco; Amato, Fulvio; Reche, Cristina; Bouso, Laura; Álvarez Pedrerol, Mar; Sunyer Deu, Jordi; Alastuey, Andrés; Querol, Xavier (Elsevier, 2014)
    Proximity to road traffic involves higher health risks because of atmospheric pollutants. In addition to outdoor air, indoor air quality contributes to overall exposure. In the framework of the BREATHE study, indoor and ...
  • Mortamais, Marion; Pujol Martí, Jesús, 1981-; van Drooge, Barend L.; Macià, Dídac; Martínez-Vilavella, Gerard; Reynes, Christelle; Sabatier, Robert; Rivas, Ioar; Grimalt Obrador, Joan; Forns i Guzman, Joan, 1981-; Álvarez Pedrerol, Mar; Querol, Xavier; Sunyer Deu, Jordi (Elsevier, 2017)
    Background: Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) have been proposed as environmental risk factors for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The effects of these pollutants on brain structures potentially ...
  • Ostro, Bart; Tobias, Aurelio; Querol, Xavier; Alastuey, Andrés; Amato, Fulvio; Pey, Jorge; Sunyer Deu, Jordi (National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), 2011)
    Background: Dozens of studies link acute exposure to particulate matter (PM) air pollution with premature mortality and morbidity, but questions remain about which species and sources in the vast PM mixture are responsible ...
  • Viana, Maria Carmen; Rivas, Ioar; Reche, Cristina; Fonseca, Ana Sofía; Pérez, Noemí; Querol, Xavier; Alastuey, Andrés; Álvarez Pedrerol, Mar; Sunyer Deu, Jordi (Elsevier, 2015)
    The performance of three portable monitors (micro-aethalometer AE51, DiscMini, Dusttrak DRX) was assessed for outdoor air exposure assessment in a representative Southern European urban environment. The parameters evaluated ...
  • Rivas, Ioar; Querol, Xavier; Wright, John; Sunyer Deu, Jordi (Elsevier, 2018)
    Recently, there has been a flurry of publications assessing the effect of air pollution on neurodevelopment. Here we present a summary of the results obtained within the BRain dEvelopment and Air polluTion ultrafine particles ...
  • Basagaña Flores, Xavier; Esnaola, Mikel; Rivas, Ioar; Amato, Fulvio; Álvarez Pedrerol, Mar; Forns i Guzman, Joan, 1981-; López Vicente, Mònica, 1988-; Pujol Martí, Jesús, 1981-; Nieuwenhuijsen, Mark J.; Querol, Xavier; Sunyer Deu, Jordi (National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, 2016)
    BACKGROUND: A few studies have reported associations between traffic-related air pollution exposure at schools and cognitive development. The role of PM components or sources other than traffic on cognitive development has ...
  • van Drooge, Barend L.; Rivas, Ioar; Querol, Xavier; Sunyer Deu, Jordi; Grimalt Obrador, Joan (MDPI, 2020)
    Airborne particulate matter with an aerodynamic diameter smaller than 2.5 µg, PM2.5 was regularly sampled in classrooms (indoor) and playgrounds (outdoor) of primary schools from Barcelona. Three of these schools were ...
  • Rivas, Ioar; Viana, Maria Carmen; Moreno, Teresa; Bouso, Laura; Pandolfi, Marco; Álvarez Pedrerol, Mar; Forns i Guzman, Joan, 1981-; Alastuey, Andrés; Sunyer Deu, Jordi; Querol, Xavier (Elsevier, 2015)
    Infiltration of outdoor-sourced particles into indoor environments in 39 schools in Barcelona was assessed during school hours. Tracers of road traffic emissions (NO2, Equivalent Black Carbon (EBC), Ultrafine Particles ...
  • Viana, Maria Carmen; Rivas, Ioar; Querol, Xavier; Alastuey, Andrés; Álvarez Pedrerol, Mar; Bouso, Laura; Sioutas, Constantinos; Sunyer Deu, Jordi (Elsevier, 2015)
    Particle size distribution patterns of trace elements and metals across three size fractions (<0.25 μm, quasi-ultrafine particles, q-UF; 0.25–2.5 μm, accumulation particles; 2.5–10 μm, coarse particles) were analysed in ...
  • Curto Tirado, Ariadna, 1987-; Donaire González, David; Manaca, Maria Nélia Joquim, 1980-; González, Raquel; Sacoor, Charfudin; Rivash, Ioar; Gascon Merlos, Mireia, 1984-; Wellenius, Gregory A.; Querol, Xavier; Sunyer Deu, Jordi; Macetef, Eusébio; Menéndez, Clara; Tonne, Cathryn (Elsevier, 2019)
    Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) has the highest proportion of people using unclean fuels for household energy, which can result in products of incomplete combustion that are damaging for health. Black carbon (BC) is a useful ...
  • Triguero Mas, Margarita, 1985-; Martínez Solanas, Èrica, 1982-; Barrera Gómez, Jose; Agis, David; Pérez, Noemí; Reche, Cristina; Alastuey, Andrés; Querol, Xavier; Pérez, Katherine; Basagaña Flores, Xavier (Oxford University Press, 2020)
    There is limited suggestive evidence of relationships between public transport strikes and either increased air pollution or worse population health. In this study we aimed to assess whether public transport strikes were ...
  • Minguillón, María Cruz; Rivas, Ioar; Moreno, Teresa; Alastuey, Andrés; Font, Oriol; Córdoba, Patricia; Álvarez Pedrerol, Mar; Sunyer Deu, Jordi; Querol, Xavier (Elsevier, 2015)
    Urban air pollution has a greater impact on children's health compared to adults. In the framework of the BREATHE (BRain dEvelopment and Air polluTion ultrafine particles in scHool childrEn) project, the present work studies ...
  • Gignac, Florence; Barrera Gómez, Jose; Persavento, Cecilia; Solé, Caterina; Tena, Èlia; López Vicente, Mònica, 1988-; Foraster Pulido, Maria, 1984-; Amato, Fulvio; Alastuey, Andrés; Querol, Xavier; Llavador, Humberto; Apesteguia, Jose; Júlvez Calvo, Jordi; Couso, Digna; Sunyer Deu, Jordi; Basagaña Flores, Xavier (Elsevier, 2021)
    Background: The recent evidence of the short-term impact of air pollution on youth cognitive functions is based primarily on observational studies. Objectives: We conducted a randomized controlled trial to assess whether ...
  • Tobias, Aurelio; Rivas, Ioar; Reche, Cristina; Alastuey, Andrés; Rodríguez, Sergio Betancourt; Fernández Camacho, Rocío; Sánchez de la Campa, Ana M.; Rosa, Jesús de la; Sunyer Deu, Jordi; Querol, Xavier (Elsevier, 2018)
    BACKGROUND: Evidence on the short-term effects of ultrafine particles (with diameter<100nm, UFP) on health is still inconsistent. New particles in ambient urban air are the result of direct emissions and also the formation ...
  • Vivanco Hidalgo, Rosa María; Wellenius, Gregory A.; Basagaña Flores, Xavier; Cirach, Marta; González, Alejandra Gómez; Ceballos, Pablo de; Zabalza, Ana; Jiménez Conde, Jordi; Soriano Tarraga, Carolina; Giralt-Steinhauer, Eva; Alastuey, Andrés; Querol, Xavier; Sunyer Deu, Jordi; Roquer, Jaume (Elsevier, 2018)
    OBJECTIVE: To assess the relationship between short-term exposure to outdoor ambient air pollutants (fine particulate matter [PM2.5] and black carbon [BC]), ischemic stroke (IS) and its different subtypes, and the potential ...
  • Rivas, Ioar; Donaire González, David; Bouso, Laura; Esnaola, Mikel; Pandolfi, Marco; de Castro, Montserrat; Viana, Maria Carmen; Álvarez Pedrerol, Mar; Nieuwenhuijsen, Mark J.; Alastuey, Andrés; Sunyer Deu, Jordi; Querol, Xavier (Wiley, 2016)
    At city level, personal monitoring is the best way to assess people's exposure. However, it is usually estimated from a few monitoring stations. Our aim was to determine the exposure to black carbon (BC) and BC dose for ...
  • Pujol Martí, Jesús, 1981-; Martínez-Vilavella, Gerard; Macià, Dídac; Fenoll, Raquel; Álvarez Pedrerol, Mar; Rivas, Ioar; Forns i Guzman, Joan, 1981-; Blanco Hinojo, Laura, 1981-; Capellades Font, Jaume; Querol, Xavier; Deus, Joan; Sunyer Deu, Jordi (Elsevier, 2016)
    Children are more vulnerable to the effects of environmental elements due to their active developmental processes. Exposure to urban air pollution has been associated with poorer cognitive performance, which is thought to ...