Temperature and mortality in 11 cities of the eastern United States.
- F. Curriero, Karlyn S. Heiner, J. Samet, S. Zeger, L. Strug, J. Patz
- Environmental ScienceAmerican Journal of Epidemiology
The authors found a strong association of the temperature-mortality relation with latitude, with a greater effect of colder temperatures on mortality risk in more-southern cities and of warmer temperatures inMore-northern cities.
Sleep-disordered breathing and cardiovascular disease: cross-sectional results of the Sleep Heart Health Study.
- E. Shahar, C. Whitney, J. Samet
- Medicine, PsychologyAmerican Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care…
Findings are compatible with modest to moderate effects of sleep-disordered breathing on heterogeneous manifestations of CVD within a range of AHI values that are considered normal or only mildly elevated.
Air Pollution and Cardiovascular Disease: A Statement for Healthcare Professionals From the Expert Panel on Population and Prevention Science of the American Heart Association
The purpose of this statement is to provide healthcare professionals and regulatory agencies with a comprehensive review of the literature on air pollution and cardiovascular disease and practical recommendations for healthcare providers and their patients are outlined.
Ozone and short-term mortality in 95 US urban communities, 1987-2000.
A statistically significant association between short-term changes in ozone and mortality on average for 95 large US urban communities, which include about 40% of the total US population, indicates that this widespread pollutant adversely affects public health.
Fine particulate air pollution and hospital admission for cardiovascular and respiratory diseases.
Short-term exposure to PM2.5 increases the risk for hospital admission for cardiovascular and respiratory diseases and was higher in counties located in the Eastern region of the United States, which included the Northeast, the Southeast, the Midwest, and the South.
Relation between elevated ambient temperature and mortality: a review of the epidemiologic evidence.
This review carried out this review to assess the current epidemiologic evidence available for this purpose and concluded that as the US population becomes more urbanized and the number of elderly people continues to increase, the threat of heat-related mortality will probably become more severe.
Fine particulate air pollution and mortality in 20 U.S. cities, 1987-1994.
- J. Samet, F. Dominici, F. Curriero, I. Coursac, S. Zeger
- Environmental ScienceNew England Journal of Medicine
- 14 December 2000
There is consistent evidence that the levels of fine particulate matter in the air are associated with the risk of death from all causes and from cardiovascular and respiratory illnesses, and this findings strengthen the rationale for controlling the Levels of respirable particles in outdoor air.
The Global Burden of Disease Due to Outdoor Air Pollution
- A. Cohen, H. Ross Anderson, Kirk R. Smith
- Environmental Science, MedicineJournal of Toxicology and Environmental Health…
- 1 July 2005
Air pollution is associated with a broad spectrum of acute and chronic health effects, the nature of which may vary with the pollutant constituents, and particulate air pollution is consistently and independently related to the most serious effects, including lung cancer and other cardiopulmonary mortality.
Cancer risks attributable to low doses of ionizing radiation: Assessing what we really know
- D. Brenner, R. Doll, M. Zaider
- MedicineProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences…
- 10 November 2003
The difficulties involved in quantifying the risks of low-dose radiation are reviewed, a linear extrapolation of cancer risks from intermediate to very low doses currently appears to be the most appropriate methodology, and a linearity assumption is not necessarily the most conservative approach.
Predictors of sleep-disordered breathing in community-dwelling adults: the Sleep Heart Health Study.
A significant proportion of occult SDB in the general population would be missed if screening or case finding were based solely on increased body habitus or male sex, particularly in older adults.