Chronic exposure to particulates has been associated with increased rates of bronchitis and other respiratory ailments, with loss of lung function, and with increased risk of lung cancer.
Despite these findings, debate continues about the adverse health effects of exposure to airbome particles at concentrations often seen in urban areas.
This issue was examined by looking at reported rates of chronic respiratory illness by standardized questionnaire across 53 urban areas in the United States.
Diagnosis of respiratory illness by an examining physician in the First National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey was also considered as an outcome.
Mots-clés Pascal : Pollution air, Particule en suspension, Milieu urbain, Toxicité, Homme, Chronique, Questionnaire, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Epidémiologie, Bronchite, Appareil respiratoire pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Air pollution, Suspended particle, Urban environment, Toxicity, Human, Chronic, Questionnaire, United States, North America, America, Epidemiology, Bronchitis, Respiratory disease
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