Rodrigo Sarmiento

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OBJECTIVES Establishing mercury and lead prevalence in a sample of people living in Bogotá, potential effects on their health and the relationship with areas of environmental exposure. METHODS This was a cross-sectional study involving a randomly and proportionally distributed sample of 401 people living in Bogotá, according to locality and their high,(More)
INTRODUCTION High levels of air pollution increase respiratory morbidity in children under five years of age. OBJECTIVE To know the incidence of respiratory symptoms and its associated factors in five localities of Bogota. MATERIALS AND METHODS A dynamic cohort study was undertaken with a sample size of 3,278 children from five localities split into two(More)
INTRODUCTION The airport of Bogotá lies within the city and its expansion could produce an increase in adverse effects on the health of the inhabitants of Fontibón and Engativá districts due to the noise it generates. OBJECTIVE To determine the prevalence of sleep disturbances and associated factors among residents of Fontibón exposed to this noise. (More)
INTRODUCTION Acute respiratory infection is one of the most significant causes of morbidity in Bogota, and its burden of disease has increased in association with climate variability . OBJECTIVE The aim of the study was to evaluate weekly trends of acute respiratory infection in relation to meteorological variables (temperature, relative humidity and(More)
OBJECTIVES Determining the relationship between indoor and outdoor air pollution caused by particulate matter PM10 and respiratory symptoms in children aged younger than 5 years-old in three locations in Bogota. METHODS This was a cohort study, involving 315 children in kindergartens located in the area of greatest exposure to PM10, and 304 in(More)
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