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Air pollution and health

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The health effects of air pollution have been subject to intense study in recent years. Exposure to pollutants such as airborne participate matter and ozone has been associated with increases in mortality and hospital admissions due to respiratory and cardiovascular disease. These effects have been found in short-term studies, which relate day-to-day variations in air pollution and health, and long-term studies, which have followed cohorts of exposed individuals over time. Effects have been seen at very low levels of exposure, and it is unclear whether a threshold concentration exists for particulate matter and ozone below which no effects on health are likely. In this review, we discuss the evidence for adverse effects on health of selected air pollutants.

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Brunekreef, B. and Holgate, S.T. (2002) Air pollution and health The Lancet, 360, (9341), pp. 1233-1242. (doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(02)11274-8).

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Published date: 2002
Additional Information: review
Organisations: Infection Inflammation & Immunity

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Local EPrints ID: 26967
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/26967
ISSN: 0140-6736
PURE UUID: a6a78808-d84c-4a64-9013-031c55a29110

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Date deposited: 25 Apr 2006
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 16:05

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