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Frans E. Greven
Utrecht University
10Publications
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#1Frans E. GrevenH-Index: 5
#2Judith M. Vonk (UMCG: University Medical Center Groningen)H-Index: 53
Last.Bert Brunekreef (UU: Utrecht University)H-Index: 105
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Short-term exposure to air pollution has been associated with cardiovascular and respiratory mortality and morbidity. Little is known about associations between air pollution caused by firework events and daily mortality. We investigated whether particulate matter from fireworks during New Year’s celebrations was associated with daily mortality. We analyzed the celebrations of the years 1995–2012. PM10 concentrations increased dramatically during the firework events. Countrywide, the daily avera...
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#1Frans E. GrevenH-Index: 5
#2Liesbeth Claassen (VUmc: VU University Medical Center)H-Index: 10
Last.Danielle R.M. Timmermans (VUmc: VU University Medical Center)H-Index: 33
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AbstractLarge fires involving hazardous materials are often characterized by failing crisis communication. In this study, we compared opinions of experts regarding the risks of major fires to lay beliefs using a mental models approach. Amongst lay people this revealed relevant knowledge gaps and beliefs in opposition to those held by experts. While, experts considered the chance of getting cancer from inhaling smoke from a chemical fire extremely small, most lay people thought that even at a gre...
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#1J.A.F. van Loenhout (USPHS: United States Public Health Service)H-Index: 1
#2A. le GrandH-Index: 1
Last.Moniek Zuurbier (USPHS: United States Public Health Service)H-Index: 15
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Abstract Introduction Exposure to high ambient temperatures leads to an increase in mortality and morbidity, especially in the elderly. This relationship is usually assessed with outdoor temperature, even though the elderly spend most of their time indoors. Our study investigated the relationship between indoor temperature and heat-related health problems of elderly individuals. Material and methods The study was conducted in the Netherlands between April and August 2012. Temperature and relativ...
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#1Frans E. Greven (UU: Utrecht University)H-Index: 5
#2Esmeralda Krop (UU: Utrecht University)H-Index: 22
Last.Dick Heederik (UU: Utrecht University)H-Index: 74
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Background Associations between acute respiratory inflammatory responses, changes in bronchial hyperresponsiveness, serum pneumoprotein levels, and exposure to fire smoke were studied.
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Objectives The aim of the present study was to determine associations between respiratory health and exposure to smoke of fires. Methods The studies comprised 3 subsequent stages. First, all active firefighters of the municipal fire brigades of 3 provinces in the Netherlands were invited to fill in a web-based questionnaire. Second, a randomly chosen subset of 402 firefighters underwent spirometry and methacholine provocation, and blood samples were taken to assess atopy and serum pneumoproteins...
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#1Frans E. Greven (UU: Utrecht University)H-Index: 5
#2Esmeralda Krop (UU: Utrecht University)H-Index: 22
Last.Dick Heederik (UU: Utrecht University)H-Index: 74
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Objectives The aim of this study was to determine associations between lung function, bronchial hyperresponsiveness (BHR), and atopy with exposure to fire smoke among firefighters. Methods The study was comprised of 402 firefighters, a randomly chosen subset of a previous survey among firefighters in the Netherlands. Subjects underwent spirometry and methacholine provocation, and blood samples were taken to assess atopy. Exposure to fire smoke was registered by a questionnaire. Results Hyperresp...
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#1Frans E. Greven (UU: Utrecht University)H-Index: 5
#2Esmeralda Krop (UU: Utrecht University)H-Index: 22
Last.Dick Heederik (UU: Utrecht University)H-Index: 74
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Serum Clara cell protein (CC16) and surfactant-associated protein A (SP-A) were measured in a cross-sectional study in 402 firefighters. For the population as a whole, no associations were detected between serum pneumoproteins and smoke exposure. SP-A levels were increased in symptomatic subjects exposed to fire smoke within 2 days before testing. SP-A levels were higher after an inhalation incident ever. CC16 was negatively associated with the number of fires fought in the last 12 months in cur...
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#1Frans E. Greven (UU: Utrecht University)H-Index: 5
#2Jos Rooyackers (UU: Utrecht University)H-Index: 8
Last.Dick Heederik (UU: Utrecht University)H-Index: 74
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Background The aim of the present study was to determine the prevalence and risk factors associated with respiratory symptoms in common firefighters in the Netherlands. Methods A total of 1,330 firefighters from the municipal fire brigades of three provinces of the Netherlands were included in the study. All subjects were administered a Dutch web-based version of the European Community Respiratory Health Survey questionnaire. Results General respiratory symptoms were associated with the number o...
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#1Frans E. Greven (UU: Utrecht University)H-Index: 5
Last.Dick Heederik (UU: Utrecht University)H-Index: 74
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OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to investigate respiratory effects among emergency services first responders and residents with exposure to combustion products in the aftermath of a chemical waste depot fire. METHODS: The study population comprised 138 individuals who were present in the area downwind of an accidental fire. Identified by telephone interview six years later, subjects with persistent respiratory symptoms were suspected as having Reactive Airways Dysfunction Syndrome (RADS). ...
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The main aim of this thesis was to investigate associations between smoke exposure of accidental fires and the occurrence of respiratory effects in first responders and the general population. Respiratory effects among 138 subjects exposed to smoke in the aftermath of a chemical waste depot fire were explored. Subjects with persistent respiratory symptoms were suspected as having Reactive Airways Dysfunction Syndrome (RADS). Bronchial responsiveness was expressed as bronchial hyperresponsiveness...
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