N Kunzli

Summary

Affiliation: University of Basel
Country: Switzerland

Publications

  1. pmc Air pollution and atherosclerosis: new evidence to support air quality policies
    Nino Kunzli
    Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute Swiss TPH, Basel, Switzerland University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
    PLoS Med 10:e1001432. 2013
  2. pmc Ambient air pollution and the progression of atherosclerosis in adults
    Nino Kunzli
    Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute Swiss TPH, Basel, Switzerland University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland corrected
    PLoS ONE 5:e9096. 2010
  3. pmc Impacts of highway traffic exhaust in alpine valleys on the respiratory health in adults: a cross-sectional study
    Marianne E Hazenkamp-von Arx
    Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Basel, Switzerland
    Environ Health 10:13. 2011
  4. ncbi request reprint Association of environmental tobacco smoke at work and forced expiratory lung function among never smoking asthmatics and non-asthmatics. The SAPALDIA-Team. Swiss Study on Air Pollution and Lung Disease in Adults
    N Kunzli
    Institute for Social and Preventive Medicine, University Basle
    Soz Praventivmed 45:208-17. 2000
  5. pmc Long-term health effects of particulate and other ambient air pollution: research can progress faster if we want it to
    N Kunzli
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine University Basel, Switzerland
    Environ Health Perspect 108:915-8. 2000
  6. ncbi request reprint Public-health impact of outdoor and traffic-related air pollution: a European assessment
    N Kunzli
    Institute for Social and Preventive Medicine, University Basel, Switzerland
    Lancet 356:795-801. 2000
  7. ncbi request reprint The public health relevance of air pollution abatement
    N Kunzli
    Institute for Social and Preventive Medicine, Basel University, Switzerland
    Eur Respir J 20:198-209. 2002
  8. doi request reprint Investigating air pollution and atherosclerosis in humans: concepts and outlook
    Nino Kunzli
    Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland
    Prog Cardiovasc Dis 53:334-43. 2011
  9. ncbi request reprint Long-term ambient air pollution and respiratory symptoms in adults (SAPALDIA study). The SAPALDIA Team
    E Zemp
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 159:1257-66. 1999
  10. ncbi request reprint Assessment of deaths attributable to air pollution: should we use risk estimates based on time series or on cohort studies?
    N Kunzli
    Institute for Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
    Am J Epidemiol 153:1050-5. 2001

Detail Information

Publications25

  1. pmc Air pollution and atherosclerosis: new evidence to support air quality policies
    Nino Kunzli
    Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute Swiss TPH, Basel, Switzerland University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
    PLoS Med 10:e1001432. 2013
    ..Nino Künzli discusses a large new cohort study that provides some of the first human evidence for the impact of air pollution on the development of atherosclerosis...
  2. pmc Ambient air pollution and the progression of atherosclerosis in adults
    Nino Kunzli
    Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute Swiss TPH, Basel, Switzerland University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland corrected
    PLoS ONE 5:e9096. 2010
    ..We investigated the association between outdoor air quality and progression of subclinical atherosclerosis (common carotid artery intima-media thickness, CIMT)...
  3. pmc Impacts of highway traffic exhaust in alpine valleys on the respiratory health in adults: a cross-sectional study
    Marianne E Hazenkamp-von Arx
    Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Basel, Switzerland
    Environ Health 10:13. 2011
    ....
  4. ncbi request reprint Association of environmental tobacco smoke at work and forced expiratory lung function among never smoking asthmatics and non-asthmatics. The SAPALDIA-Team. Swiss Study on Air Pollution and Lung Disease in Adults
    N Kunzli
    Institute for Social and Preventive Medicine, University Basle
    Soz Praventivmed 45:208-17. 2000
    ..For example, asthmatic women reported higher ETS exposure at work than asthmatic men. Given the public health importance to identify susceptible subgroups, these results ought to be replicated...
  5. pmc Long-term health effects of particulate and other ambient air pollution: research can progress faster if we want it to
    N Kunzli
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine University Basel, Switzerland
    Environ Health Perspect 108:915-8. 2000
    ..As shown in European impact assessment studies, such maps may be derived relatively quickly...
  6. ncbi request reprint Public-health impact of outdoor and traffic-related air pollution: a European assessment
    N Kunzli
    Institute for Social and Preventive Medicine, University Basel, Switzerland
    Lancet 356:795-801. 2000
    ..We estimated the impact of outdoor (total) and traffic-related air pollution on public health in Austria, France, and Switzerland. Attributable cases of morbidity and mortality were estimated...
  7. ncbi request reprint The public health relevance of air pollution abatement
    N Kunzli
    Institute for Social and Preventive Medicine, Basel University, Switzerland
    Eur Respir J 20:198-209. 2002
    ..Health professionals must raise their voices in the political decision process to give strong support for clean air policies, both on a national and international level...
  8. doi request reprint Investigating air pollution and atherosclerosis in humans: concepts and outlook
    Nino Kunzli
    Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland
    Prog Cardiovasc Dis 53:334-43. 2011
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  9. ncbi request reprint Long-term ambient air pollution and respiratory symptoms in adults (SAPALDIA study). The SAPALDIA Team
    E Zemp
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 159:1257-66. 1999
    ..This study provides further evidence that long-term exposure to air pollution of rather low levels is associated with higher prevalences of respiratory symptoms in adults...
  10. ncbi request reprint Assessment of deaths attributable to air pollution: should we use risk estimates based on time series or on cohort studies?
    N Kunzli
    Institute for Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
    Am J Epidemiol 153:1050-5. 2001
    ..The authors conclude that time-series analyses underestimate cases of death attributable to air pollution and that assessment of the impact of air pollution on mortality should be based on cohort studies...
  11. doi request reprint Interactions between SERPINA1 PiMZ genotype, occupational exposure and lung function decline
    A J Mehta
    Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland
    Occup Environ Med 71:234-40. 2014
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  12. doi request reprint Acute respiratory health effects of urban air pollutants in adults with different patterns of underlying respiratory disease
    A J Mehta
    Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland
    Swiss Med Wkly 142:w13681. 2012
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  13. ncbi request reprint Short-term variation in air pollution and in average lung function among never-smokers. The Swiss Study on Air Pollution and Lung Diseases in Adults (SAPALDIA)
    C Schindler
    University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 163:356-61. 2001
    ..22% to 1.85%). Our results suggest that FVC, FEV1, and FEF25-75 vary with the daily level of NO2, TSP, and O3, but that these measures of lung function do not allow separation of the effects of particulates from those of NO2...
  14. doi request reprint Determinants of change in airway reactivity over 11 years in the SAPALDIA population study
    I Curjuric
    Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Socinstrasse 57, PO Box, 4002 Basel, Switzerland
    Eur Respir J 37:492-500. 2011
    ..Mean bronchial reactivity increases after 50 yrs of age, possibly due to airway remodelling or ventilation-perfusion disturbances related to cumulative lifetime exposures...
  15. ncbi request reprint Spatial variability of different fractions of particulate matter within an urban environment and between urban and rural sites
    M Röösli
    Institute for Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Basel, Switzerland
    J Air Waste Manag Assoc 50:1115-24. 2000
    ..It can therefore be concluded that spatial variability of annual mean PM concentration between urban and rural sites in the Basel area may more likely be caused by varying altitude than by distance to the city center...
  16. ncbi request reprint Validity of ambient levels of fine particles as surrogate for personal exposure to outdoor air pollution--results of the European EXPOLIS-EAS Study (Swiss Center Basel)
    L Oglesby
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Basel, Switzerland
    J Air Waste Manag Assoc 50:1251-61. 2000
    ..Still, in air pollution epidemiology, ambient PM2.5 levels may be more appropriate exposure estimates than total personal PM2.5 exposure, since the latter reflects a mixture of indoor and outdoor sources...
  17. doi request reprint Improvements in PM10 exposure and reduced rates of respiratory symptoms in a cohort of Swiss adults (SAPALDIA)
    Christian Schindler
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Basel, Steinengraben 49, CH 4051 Basel, Switzerland
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 179:579-87. 2009
    ..Reductions in mortality following improvements in air quality were documented by several studies, and our group found, in an earlier analysis, that decreasing particulate levels attenuate lung function decline in adults...
  18. pmc Effect of physical activity on heart rate variability in normal weight, overweight and obese subjects: results from the SAPALDIA study
    Denise Felber Dietrich
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Basel, Steinengraben 49, 4051 Basel, Switzerland
    Eur J Appl Physiol 104:557-65. 2008
    ..Regular physical exercise has strong beneficial effects on cardiac autonomic nervous function and thus appears to offset the negative effect of obesity on HRV...
  19. ncbi request reprint Personal exposure assessment studies may suffer from exposure-relevant selection bias
    L Oglesby
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Basel, Switzerland
    J Expo Anal Environ Epidemiol 10:251-66. 2000
    ..This is of particular importance when using exposure data for modelling population exposure distributions, whereas in epidemiological studies, a reduced range of exposure must not a priori distort the exposure-response relationship...
  20. ncbi request reprint Validity of annoyance scores for estimation of long term air pollution exposure in epidemiologic studies: the Swiss Study on Air Pollution and Lung Diseases in Adults (SAPALDIA)
    L Oglesby
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Basel, Switzerland
    Am J Epidemiol 152:75-83. 2000
    ..Reported annoyance due to air pollution should be considered an indicator for a complex environmental condition and thus might be used for evaluating the implementation of environmental policies...
  21. ncbi request reprint Reliability of lifetime residential history and activity measures as elements of cumulative ambient ozone exposure assessment
    N Kunzli
    Division of Public Health Biology and Epidemiology School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, USA
    J Expo Anal Environ Epidemiol 6:289-310. 1996
    ..Given the lack of a valid "gold standard" for these measures, we evaluated the repeatability of the retrospective assessment of these factors...
  22. doi request reprint The Year of the Lung: outdoor air pollution and lung health
    Laura Perez
    Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Socinstrasse 57, 4002 Basel, Switzerland
    Swiss Med Wkly 140:w13129. 2010
    ..The identification of those at highest risk and of local effects of not yet regulated traffic-related pollutants remains a research priority...
  23. ncbi request reprint Sleep problems and work injury types: a study of 180 patients in a Swiss emergency department
    Katrin Uehli
    Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland
    Swiss Med Wkly 143:w13902. 2013
    ..Therefore, the aim of this study was to identify potential associations between different types of work injuries and sleep quality, sleep duration, and daytime sleepiness...
  24. pmc Differences in heart rate variability associated with long-term exposure to NO2
    Denise Felber Dietrich
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
    Environ Health Perspect 116:1357-61. 2008
    ..Short-term studies have shown that subjects exposed to higher traffic-associated air pollutant levels have lower HRV...
  25. pmc Smoke-free cafe in an unregulated European city: highly welcomed and economically successful
    N Kunzli
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University Basel, Switzerland
    Tob Control 12:282-8. 2003
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