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.
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
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0287989
Code Inist : 002B11D. Création : 199406.