Air pollution attributable postneonatal infant mortality in U.S. metropolitan areas: a risk assessment study

@article{Kaiser2004AirPA,
  title={Air pollution attributable postneonatal infant mortality in U.S. metropolitan areas: a risk assessment study},
  author={Reinhard K. Kaiser and Isabelle Romieu and Sylvia M{\'e}dina and Joel Schwartz and Michael Krzyzanowski and Nino K{\"u}nzli},
  journal={Environmental Health},
  year={2004},
  volume={3},
  pages={4 - 4}
}
BACKGROUND The impact of outdoor air pollution on infant mortality has not been quantified. METHODS Based on exposure-response functions from a U.S. cohort study, we assessed the attributable risk of postneonatal infant mortality in 23 U.S. metropolitan areas related to particulate matter <10 microm in diameter (PM10) as a surrogate of total air pollution. RESULTS The estimated proportion of all cause mortality, sudden infant death syndrome (normal birth weight infants only) and respiratory… CONTINUE READING
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