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Research Article

Non-Specific Abdominal Pain and Air Pollution: A Novel Association

  • Gilaad G. Kaplan equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Gilaad G. Kaplan, Mieczyslaw Szyszkowicz

    Affiliations: Division of Gastroenterology, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Departments of Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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  • Mieczyslaw Szyszkowicz equal contributor mail,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Gilaad G. Kaplan, Mieczyslaw Szyszkowicz

    mietek.szyszkowicz@hc-sc.gc.ca

    Affiliation: Environmental Health Sciences and Research Bureau, Health Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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  • Jakub Fichna,

    Affiliation: Department of Biomolecular Chemistry, Medical University of Lodz, Lodz, Poland

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  • Brian H. Rowe,

    Affiliation: Department of Emergency Medicine and School of Public Health, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

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  • Eugeniusz Porada,

    Affiliation: Environmental Health Sciences and Research Bureau, Health Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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  • Renaud Vincent,

    Affiliation: Environmental Health Sciences and Research Bureau, Health Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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  • Karen Madsen,

    Affiliation: Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

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  • Subrata Ghosh,

    Affiliations: Division of Gastroenterology, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Departments of Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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  • Martin Storr

    Affiliations: Division of Gastroenterology, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Departments of Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Department of Medicine, Ludwigs-Maximilians University, Munich, Germany

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  • Published: October 31, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0047669

About the Authors

Gilaad G. Kaplan, Subrata Ghosh, Martin Storr
Division of Gastroenterology, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Gilaad G. Kaplan, Subrata Ghosh, Martin Storr
Departments of Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Gilaad G. Kaplan
Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Mieczyslaw Szyszkowicz, Eugeniusz Porada, Renaud Vincent
Environmental Health Sciences and Research Bureau, Health Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Brian H. Rowe
Department of Emergency Medicine and School of Public Health, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Karen Madsen
Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Jakub Fichna
Department of Biomolecular Chemistry, Medical University of Lodz, Lodz, Poland
Martin Storr
Department of Medicine, Ludwigs-Maximilians University, Munich, Germany

Corresponding Author

Email: mietek.szyszkowicz@hc-sc.gc.ca

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: M. Szyszkowicz GGK M. Storr BR. Performed the experiments: M. Szyszkowicz GGK JF EP M. Storr. Analyzed the data: M. Szyszkowicz GGK JF EP M. Storr. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: RV. Wrote the paper: M. Szyszkowicz GGK M. Storr KM SG BR RV.