Physical Activity and Sport Competitions Under Severe Air Pollution Conditions Academic Article uri icon


  • Study/Objective: This study aims to understand the relationships between physical activity and air pollution, and recommend standards for canceling or postponing outdoor physical activities and sport competitions during severe air pollution events. Background: Exposure to ambient air pollution may cause health problems and can lead to development of pulmonary diseases (such as COPD and asthma), cardiovascular diseases and even diabetes. Physical activity under air pollution conditions can cause a higher exposure to pollutants and therefore, may cause damage to individuals, especially to young children, but even to professional athletes. Guidelines for developing recommended intervention during severe air pollution conditions are required. Methods: We searched for studies and publications (published between February 2002 and March 2016) that focused on the association …

publication date

  • January 1, 2017