Are fine or coarse particles responsible for the effects of air pollution?

Loomis, Dana
August 2008
Occupational & Environmental Medicine;Aug2008, Vol. 65 Issue 8, p505
Academic Journal
The article presents a study on whether coarse or fine particles are responsible for the effects of air pollution in France. The short-term associations of hospital admissions with particle concentrations in 6 French cities are studied. It shows that coarse particles were more strongly related than fine particles with admission for ischemic heart disease among the elderly, respiratory diseases among children, and for respiratory infections in all ages, which provide more impetus for considering particles coarse fraction in standard and research setting.


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