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  1. Fulltext. The respiratory health impact of a large urban fire.

    Article - En anglais

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    Objectives

    In July 1988, a fire destroyed a huge supermarket warehouse in Richmond, Calif, sending smoke into residential neighborhoods for nearly a week.

    There was no organized public health response.

    To evaluate the respiratory health impact on the general population, a survey of emergency room visits and hospital admissions to the two acute-care hospitals serving the popuIation downwind was conducted.

    Methods

    Medical records of 489 patients meeting specified diagnostic criteria during the week of the fire and several reference periods were abstracted.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Incendie, Fumée, Toxicité, Zone résidentielle, Homme, Appareil respiratoire pathologie, Urgence, Admission hôpital, Morbidité, Mortalité, Echelon local, Milieu urbain, Californie, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Fire, Fumes, Toxicity, Residential zone, Human, Respiratory disease, Emergency, Hospital admission, Morbidity, Mortality, Local scope, Urban environment, California, United States, North America, America

    Logo du centre Notice produite par :
    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 94-0287989

    Code Inist : 002B11D. Création : 199406.