Acute asthma exacerbations and air pollutants in children living in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

@article{Thompson2001AcuteAE,
  title={Acute asthma exacerbations and air pollutants in children living in Belfast, Northern Ireland.},
  author={Alexander J Thompson and Michael D. Shields and Clair C. Patterson},
  journal={Archives of environmental health},
  year={2001},
  volume={56 3},
  pages={234-41}
}
The incidence of childhood asthma, a common condition, is on the rise worldwide. Despite reductions in the emission of urban smoke, traffic pollution is now a major worldwide problem. Belfast, Northern Ireland, is an old industrial city with major pollution problems. In this study, the authors investigated the rates of acute asthma admissions to Belfast's major children's emergency department. The admissions were studied, relative to day-to-day fluctuations in thoracic particulate matter… CONTINUE READING
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