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Table 5 Comparison of target biomarker levels after the Bayview site (“with” mask) vs College site exposures

From: Cardiovascular and inflammatory mechanisms in healthy humans exposed to air pollution in the vicinity of a steel mill

Biomarker Bayview (“with” mask) vs College site
Ratio (95% CI)
Adiponectin 1.133 (0.967, 1.327)+b
AGP 0.744 (0.584, 0.949)*a
Haptoglobin 0.814 (0.700, 0.947)*a
IFNγ 1.134 (0.994, 1.294)+b
IL-2 0.782 (0.640, 0.956)*a
IL-4 1.229 (0.950, 1.590)+a
IL-8 1.049 (0.986, 1.117)+b
PF4 0.836 (0.698, 1.001)+a
Plasma ET-1(1–21) 1.443 (0.917, 2.269)+a
Plasma ET-3 1.272 (0.989, 1.636)+a
Saliva BET-1 1.367 (1.085, 1.723)*c
Saliva ET-1(1–21) 1.165 (1.030, 1.318)*b
Saliva ET-1(1–31) 1.132 (0.974, 1.314)+c
SAP 0.770 (0.543, 1.092)+a
TNF-α 1.075 (1.004, 1.151)*c
vWF 0.622 (0.390, 0.991)*a
  1. *p < 0.05; +p < 0.1(not significant, trend only)
  2. aCovariates: Treatment period, carry over, age, sex, BMI, atmospheric pressure, temperature, relative humidity
  3. bCovariates: Treatment period, carry over
  4. cCovariates: Treatment period, carry over, age, sex, BMI