Topic of the Month
1 August 2015
The human immune system can be compromised by indoor and outdoor air pollutants. This can lead to a range of clinical conditions, including acute respiratory tract infections, reduced heart rhythm variability, and skin problems. Subclinical deficiencies of micronutrients can exasperate these effects. This review (1) examines the use of the micronutrient vitamins A, D, E, C, B6, B12, folate, and the trace elements copper, iron, selenium, and zinc to restore the oxidant-antioxidant balance in subjects affected by poor air quality.