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Influence of Industrial Environments on the Development of Respiratory Systems and Morphofunctional Features in Preadolescent Boys

Wioletta Dziubek1 / Zofia Ignasiak1 / Krystyna Rozek1

Department of Physiotherapy in Internal Diseases, University School of Physical Education, Wroclaw, Poland1

Department of Biostructure, University School of Physical Education, Wroclaw, Poland2

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Citation Information: Journal of Human Kinetics. Volume 30, Issue , Pages 161–171, ISSN (Online) 1899-7562, ISSN (Print) 1640-5544, DOI: 10.2478/v10078-011-0084-z, December 2011

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2011-12-25

Influence of Industrial Environments on the Development of Respiratory Systems and Morphofunctional Features in Preadolescent Boys

The present study examines the differences between levels of selected structural and functional features of boys 11-13 years in age from regions with varying levels of air pollution, including an industrial and rural region. The sample consisted of 213 boys from the industrial region and 98 from the rural region. Somatic, respiratory parameters and motor abilities were evaluated in both groups. The analysis of respiratory parameters revealed significantly better development of respiratory systems in boys from the rural region. Additionally, motor abilities were also better developed in boys from the rural region.

Keywords: air pollution; lung development; motor abilities

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