The relationship between air pollution and daily mortality in 1989 was examined in two residential areas in Beijing, China.
Very high concentrations of sulfur dioxide (SO2) (mean=102 mug/m3, maximum=630 mug/m3) and total suspended particulates (TSPs) (mean=375 mug/m3, maximum=1 003 mug/m3) were observed in these areas.
Daily counts of deaths were regressed, using Poisson regression on the logarithm of (SO2) and/or TSPs controlling for effects of temperature, humidity, and day of week.
A highly significant association was found between In (SO2) and daily mortality.
The risk of total mortality was estimated to increase by 11% (95% confidence interval [95% CI]=5% - 16%) with each doubling in SO2 concentration.
Mots-clés Pascal : Pollution air, Toxicité, Homme, Epidémiologie, Mortalité, Chine, Asie, Zone résidentielle, Particule en suspension, Soufre dioxyde, Milieu urbain
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Air pollution, Toxicity, Human, Epidemiology, Mortality, China, Asia, Residential zone, Suspended particle, Sulfur dioxide, Urban environment
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0700216
Code Inist : 002B03M02. Création : 09/06/1995.