Monday, 2 December 2013

Air pollution increases respiratory diseases in Lanzhou

A study from Gansu has shown a strong link between air pollutants and respiratory hospital admissions, especially in older women.
The study carried out by the College of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Lanzhou University, looked at level of air pollution and respiratory hospitalisations from 2001 to 2005, It found that three measures of air pollutants (PM10, SO2, NO2) had a lag effect of up to five days. The strongest effects of pollution on respiratory hospital admissions were seen in females and those aged over 65 yrs.
Full study: Environmental Pollution

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