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Association between air pollution and hospitalisations for respiratory disease in Leeds

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Anil Namdeo


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This paper presents the results of a study undertaken in Leeds, UK to determine whether daily variations in PM10, NO2, CO and O3 levels over a period of five years were associated with daily variations in cause-specific daily mortality. Associations between daily mortality, and daily temperatures and relative humidity were also established. The associations between non-accidental mortality and air pollution levels were estimated after accounting for seasonal fluctuations in the mortality time series, non-Poisson dispersion and weather variables. This study has found evidence of associations between non-accidental mortality and air pollution levels. This association is stronger for PM10 and NO2.

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Author(s): Namdeo AK, Farrow E

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: Twelfth Annual UK Review Meeting on Outdoor and Indoor Air Pollution Research

Year of Conference: 2009

Pages: 17-20