Dirty air in arenas could pose health risk: CBC investigation
CBC News: Monday, March 12, 2007 11:15 AM ET
The polluted air inside some Canadian hockey arenas could be putting people at risk, a CBC News investigation reveals.
The report found the exhaust that routinely streams out of ice resurfacing machines in skating arenas is to blame for high levels of tiny particles, which experts say are having an effect on people who skate in rinks.
More information on air quality
Studies on air quality in hockey arenas:
Rundell KW. High levels of airborne ultrafine and fine particulate matter in indoor ice arenas. Inhal Toxicol. 2003 Mar;15(3):237-50
Rundell KW. Pulmonary function decay in women ice hockey players: is there a relationship to ice rink air quality? Inhal Toxicol. 2004 Mar;16(3):117-23.Game AB, Bell GJ. The effect of a competitive season and environmental factors on pulmonary function and aerobic power in varsity hockey players. Appl Physiol Nutr Metab. 2006 Apr;31(2):95-100
Hedberg K, Hedberg CW, Iber C, White KE, Osterholm MT, Jones DB, Flink JR, MacDonald KL. An outbreak of nitrogen dioxide-induced respiratory illness among ice hockey players. JAMA. 1989 Dec 1;262(21):3014-7