• Can air pollution affect tear film stability? a cross-sectional study in the aftermath of an explosion accident 

      Moen, Bente E.; Norbäck, Dan; Wieslander, G.; Bakke, Jan Vilhelm; Magerøy, Nils; Granslo, Jens Tore; Irgens, Ågot; Bråtveit, Magne; Hollund, Bjørg Eli; Aasen, T. B. (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2011-04-14)
      Background: After an explosion and fire in two tanks containing contaminated oil and sulphur products in a Norwegian industrial harbour in 2007, the surrounding area was polluted. This caused an intense smell, lasting until ...
    • Dampness and mold at home and at work and onset of insomnia symptoms, snoring and excessive daytime sleepiness 

      Wang, Juan; Janson, Christer; Lindberg, Eva; Holm, Mathias; Gislason, Thorarinn; Benediktsdóttir, Bryndís; Johannessen, Ane; Schlünssen, Vivi; Jõgi, Rain; Franklin, Karl A.; Norbäck, Dan (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020)
      Aim To investigate whether exposure to dampness and mold at home and at work induce sleep disturbances and daytime sleepiness among adults. Materials and methods Associations between onset of sleep disturbances and ...
    • Interaction between gas cooking and GSTM1 null genotype in bronchial responsiveness: Results from the European Community Respiratory Health Survey 

      Amaral, André F.S.; Ramasamy, Adaikalavan; Castro-Giner, Francesc; Minelli, Cosetta; Accordini, Simone; Sørheim, Inga Cecilie; Pin, Isabelle; Kogevinas, Manolis; Jõgi, Rain; Balding, David J.; Norbäck, Dan; Verlato, Guiseppe; Olivieri, Mario; Probst-Hensch, Nicole; Janson, Christer; Zock, Jan-Paul; Heinrich, Joachim; Jarvis, Deborah L. (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2014)
      Background: Increased bronchial responsiveness is characteristic of asthma. Gas cooking, which is a major indoor source of the highly oxidant nitrogen dioxide, has been associated with respiratory symptoms and reduced lung ...
    • Latitude, Birth Date, and Allergy 

      Wjst, Matthias; Dharmage, Shyamali; André, Elisabeth; Norbäck, Dan; Raherison, Chantal; Villani, Simona; Manfreda, Jure; Sunyer, Jordi; Jarvis, Deborah; Burney, Peter; Svanes, Cecilie (PLoS Medicine 2(10): e294, Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2005-10-04)
      Background: The space and time distribution of risk factors for allergic diseases may provide insights into disease mechanisms. Allergy is believed to vary by month of birth, but multinational studies taking into account ...
    • Menopause as a predictor of new-onset asthma 

      Triebner, Kai; Johannessen, Ane; Puggini, Luca; Benediktsdottir, Bryndis; Bertelsen, Randi Jacobsen; Bifulco, Ersilia; Dharmage, Shyamali C.; Franklin, Karl A.; Gislason, Þórarinn; Holm, Mathias; Jarvis, Deborah; Leynaert, Bénédicte; Lindberg, Eva; Macsali, Ferenc; Malinovschi, Andrej; Norbäck, Dan; Omenaas, Ernst; Rodriguez, Francisco J; Saure, Eirunn Waatevik; Schlünssen, Vivi; Sigsgaard, Torben; Skorge, Trude Duelien; Wieslander, Gunilla; Zemp, Elisabeth; Svanes, Cecilie; Hustad, Simon Steinar; Gomez Real, Francisco (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2015-01)
      Background: There is limited and conflicting evidence on the effect of menopause on asthma. Objectives: We sought to study whether the incidence of asthma and respiratory symptoms differ by menopausal status in a longitudinal ...
    • Predictors of microbial agents in dust and respiratory health in the Ecrhs 

      Tischer, Christina; Zock, Jan-Paul; Valkonen, Maria; Doekes, Gert; Guerra, Stefano; Heederick, Dick; Jarvis, Deborah; Norbäck, Dan; Olivieri, Mario; Sunyer, Jordi; Svanes, Cecilie; Täubel, Martin; Thiering, Elisabeth; Verlato, Guiseppe; Hyvärinen, Anne; Heinrich, Joachim (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2015-05-02)
      Background Dampness and mould exposure have been repeatedly associated with respiratory health. However, less is known about the specific agents provoking or arresting health effects in adult populations. We aimed to assess ...
    • A prospective study on the role of smoking, environmental tobacco smoke, indoor painting and living in old or new buildings on asthma, rhinitis and respiratory symptoms 

      Wang, Juan; Janson, Christer; Jõgi, Rain; Forsberg, Bertil; Gíslason, Þórarinn; Holm, Mathias; Torén, Kjell; Malinovschi, Andrei; Sigsgaard, Torben; Schlünssen, Vivi; Svanes, Cecilie; Johannessen, Ane; Bertelsen, Randi Jacobsen; Franklin, Karl A.; Norbäck, Dan (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2021)
      We studied associations between tobacco smoke, home environment and respiratory health in a 10 year follow up of a cohort of 11,506 adults in Northern Europe. Multilevel logistic regression models were applied to estimate ...