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Recent exposure to ultrafine particles in school children alters miR-222 expression in the extracellular fraction of saliva

  • Annette Vriens1,
  • Tim S. Nawrot1, 2Email author,
  • Nelly D. Saenen1,
  • Eline B. Provost1, 3,
  • Michal Kicinski1,
  • Wouter Lefebvre3,
  • Charlotte Vanpoucke4,
  • Jan Van Deun5,
  • Olivier De Wever5,
  • Karen Vrijens1,
  • Patrick De Boever1, 3 and
  • Michelle Plusquin1, 6
Environmental Health201615:80

Received: 1 March 2016

Accepted: 10 June 2016

Published: 26 July 2016

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10 Jun 2016 Editorially accepted
26 Jul 2016 Article published 10.1186/s12940-016-0162-8

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Authors’ Affiliations

Centre for Environmental Sciences, Hasselt University, Diepenbeek, Belgium
Department of Public Health & Primary Care, Leuven University, Leuven, Belgium
Environmental Risk and Health, Flemish Institute for Technological Research (VITO), Mol, Belgium
Belgian Interregional Environment Agency, Brussel, Belgium
Laboratory of Experimental Cancer Research, Department of Radiation Oncology and Experimental Cancer Research, Ghent University Hospital, Ghent, Belgium
MRC/PHE Centre for Environment and Health, School of Public Health, Imperial College, London, UK