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An Integrated Risk Function for Estimating the Global Burden of Disease Attributable to Ambient Fine Particulate Matter Exposure
Background: Estimating the burden of disease attributable to long-term exposure to fine particulate matter (PM2.5) in ambient air requires knowledge of both the shape and magnitude of the relativeExpand
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An official American Thoracic Society public policy statement: Novel risk factors and the global burden of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
RATIONALE Although cigarette smoking is the most important cause of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a substantial proportion of COPD cases cannot be explained by smoking alone. Expand
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American Thoracic Society Statement: Occupational contribution to the burden of airway disease.
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Diagnosis and management of work-related asthma: American College Of Chest Physicians Consensus Statement.
BACKGROUND A previous American College of Chest Physicians Consensus Statement on asthma in the workplace was published in 1995. The current Consensus Statement updates the previous one based onExpand
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Outdoor air pollution and asthma
Traffic and power generation are the main sources of urban air pollution. The idea that outdoor air pollution can cause exacerbations of pre-existing asthma is supported by an evidence base that hasExpand
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Critical Review of Health Impacts of Wildfire Smoke Exposure
Background: Wildfire activity is predicted to increase in many parts of the world due to changes in temperature and precipitation patterns from global climate change. Wildfire smoke contains numerousExpand
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Respiratory risks from household air pollution in low and middle income countries.
A third of the world's population uses solid fuel derived from plant material (biomass) or coal for cooking, heating, or lighting. These fuels are smoky, often used in an open fire or simple stoveExpand
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Drinking Water Arsenic in Northern Chile: High Cancer Risks 40 Years after Exposure Cessation
Background: Millions of people worldwide are exposed to arsenic-contaminated water. In the largest city in northern Chile (Antofagasta), more than 250,000 people were exposed to high arsenic drinkingExpand
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The Beta-Carotene and Retinol Efficacy Trial: incidence of lung cancer and cardiovascular disease mortality during 6-year follow-up after stopping beta-carotene and retinol supplements.
BACKGROUND The Beta-Carotene and Retinol Efficacy Trial (CARET) tested the effect of daily beta-carotene (30 mg) and retinyl palmitate (25,000 IU) on the incidence of lung cancer, other cancers, andExpand
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Ozone-induced decrements in FEV1 and FVC do not correlate with measures of inflammation.
In order to test the hypothesis that changes in lung function induced by ozone (O3) are correlated with cellular and biochemical indices of respiratory tract injury/inflammation, we exposed 20Expand
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