December 2001
Thorax;Dec2001 Supp, Vol. 56, piii15
Academic Journal
This article presents various studies related to epidemology. According to a study epidemiological studies have shown a relationship between exposure to outdoor particulate air pollution and respiratory health effects. Since individuals spend only approximately 10% of their time outdoors, a proportion of the total exposure of individuals is likely to occur elsewhere. According to another study, when compared with matched control zones, there was no elevation in all cause or perinatal mortality in the study zones. COPD mortality and hospital admissions were marginally elevated in the flight-path study zones, but there was no consistency between sexes, or evidence of dose-response effect.


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