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Title (Primary) Respiratory health effects of air pollution and climate in an exposed population: long- and short- term study
Title (Secondary) Selected Topics in Energy, Environment, Sustainable Development and Landscaping. 6th WSEAS International Conference on Energy, Environment, Ecosystems and Sustainable Development (EEESD '10); 3rd WSEAS International Conference on Landscape Architecture (LA '10), Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania; October 21-23, 2010
Author Petrescu, C.; Suciu, O.; Inovici, R.; Herbarth, O.; Frank, U.; Schlink, U.;
Publisher Andea, P.; Kilyeni, S.; Nicoara, M.;
Year 2010
Department STUDIEN;
Language englisch;
Keywords respiratory health effects; total suspended particles; climate parameters; risk evaluation
Abstract The goal of this paper is to examine the respiratory health effects of airborne particles exposure and modification due to climate parameters using a case-control retrospective investigation and a time series analysis of data obtained in the same area and two time periods. In Study-Part 1, TSP (total suspended particles) was identified as a risk factor for COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases) in the exposed population, with relative humidity as a protective factor against asthma. In Study- Part 2, adverse effects of TSP could be revealed for chronic bronchitis. Seasons and days of the weeks turned out to be important confounding factors. In both study periods there was a weak adverse effect of TSP upon chronic bronchitis incidence and hospitalization (disease exacerbation), especially at a specific age, 15-64 years. We conclude that, in the investigated area, the respiratory health effects of particles are substantial and modified by climate parameters and seasonality.
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Persistent UFZ Identifier https://www.ufz.de/index.php?en=20939&ufzPublicationIdentifier=10386
Petrescu, C., Suciu, O., Inovici, R., Herbarth, O., Frank, U., Schlink, U. (2010):
Respiratory health effects of air pollution and climate in an exposed population: long- and short- term study
In: Andea, P., Kilyeni, S., Nicoara, M. (eds.)
Selected Topics in Energy, Environment, Sustainable Development and Landscaping. 6th WSEAS International Conference on Energy, Environment, Ecosystems and Sustainable Development (EEESD '10); 3rd WSEAS International Conference on Landscape Architecture (LA '10), Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania; October 21-23, 2010
World Scientific and Engineering Academy and Society (WSEAS), p. 95 - 100