Southeast Washington State, which has a long history of seasonal dust storms, experienced 2 d of dust storms in October 1991, during which PM10 levels exceeded 1 000 mug/m3 (i.e., six times greater than the Environmental Protection Agency's 24-h PM10 standard).
Three community hospitals in southeast Washington were visited for the purpose of assessing the possible effects of dust storms on respiratory health.
During these visits, the number of emergency room visits for respiratory disorders for each day of 1991 were abstracted.
Mots-clés Pascal : Poussière, Tempête, Washington, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Pollution air, Toxicité, Homme, Variation saisonnière, Particule en suspension, Epidémiologie, Sable, Appareil respiratoire pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Dust, Storm, Washington, United States, North America, America, Air pollution, Toxicity, Human, Seasonal variation, Suspended particle, Epidemiology, Sand, Respiratory disease
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0590373
Code Inist : 002B03M02. Création : 09/06/1995.