Two recent US cohort studies suggest that current levels of particulate pollution in urban air are associated not only with short-term, but also with long-term increases in cardiorespiratory morbidity and mortality.
The aim of the present analyses was to evaluate the change in life expectancy assuming the long-term increase in mortality rates as suggested by these studies.
The method of competing causes of death was used and the effect of particulate air pollution on life expectancy was found to be notable in countries with high cardiovascular mortality like the US.
Mots-clés Pascal : Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Pollution air, Milieu urbain, Particule, Toxicité, Homme, Long terme, Mortalité, Morbidité, Durée vie, Espérance vie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : United States, North America, America, Air pollution, Urban environment, Particle, Toxicity, Human, Long term, Mortality, Morbidity, Lifetime
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0449414
Code Inist : 002B03M02. Création : 25/01/1999.