Air pollution events from forest fires and emergency department attendances in Sydney, Australia 1996–2007: a case-crossover analysis

@inproceedings{Johnston2014AirPE,
  title={Air pollution events from forest fires and emergency department attendances in Sydney, Australia 1996–2007: a case-crossover analysis},
  author={Fay H. Johnston and Stuart Purdie and Bin B. Jalaludin and Kara L Martin and Sarah B Henderson and Geoffrey Gerard Morgan},
  booktitle={Environmental health : a global access science source},
  year={2014}
}
BACKGROUND Severe air pollution generated by forest fires is becoming an increasingly frequent public health management problem. We measured the association between forest fire smoke events and hospital emergency department (ED) attendances in Sydney from 1996-2007. METHODS A smoke event occurred when forest fires caused the daily citywide average concentration of particulate matter (PM10 or PM2.5) to exceed the 99th percentile of the entire study period. We used a time-stratified case… CONTINUE READING
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