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Table 2 Peripheral venous blood absolute cell count (mean ± SEM )

From: Pulmonary responses in current smokers and ex-smokers following a two hour exposure at rest to clean air and fine ambient air particles

   Pre 3 h post 22 h post
RBC (×106/μL) Clean Air 4.30 ± 0.09 4.41 ± 0.11 4.39 ± 0.15
  CAFP 4.49 ± 0.12 4.52 ± 0.14 4.41 ± 0.13
WBC (×103/μL) Clean Air 5.29 ± 0.46 5.89 ± 0.45 5.20 ± 0.34
  CAFP 5.42 ± 0.37 6.24 ± 0.45 4.94 ± 0.23
Neutrophils (×103/μL) Clean Air 2.99 ± 0.30 3.18 ± 0.28 2.87 ± 0.20
  CAFP 3.04 ± 0.22 3.56 ± 0.35 2.67 ± 0.22*
Lymphocytes (×103/μL) Clean Air 1.74 ± 0.28 2.07 ± 0.25 1.76 ± 0.29
  CAFP 1.81 ± 0.31 2.06 ± 0.26 1.71 ± 0.28
Monocytes (×103/μL) Clean Air 0.40 ± 0.01 0.45 ± 0.03 0.38 ± 0.02
  CAFP 0.39 ± 0.03 0.45 ± 0.02 0.39 ± 0.02
Platelets (×103/μL) Clean Air 231 ± 16 241 ± 17 232 ± 13
  CAFP 258 ± 21 267 ± 23 241 ± 18
  1. *p = 0.0326 (3 h vs. 22 h)