Air quality and pediatric asthma-related emergencies.

  title={Air quality and pediatric asthma-related emergencies.},
  author={Helen J. Wang and Ejaz Yousef},
  journal={The Journal of asthma : official journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma},
  volume={44 10},
BACKGROUND Previous studies suggest a relationship between air pollutants, aeroallergens, and asthma exacerbations. OBJECTIVE To simultaneously examine the role of seasonality, air quality, aeroallergens, and climate on asthma-related pediatric emergency department (ED) visits. METHODS A retrospective 4-year study of asthma-related ED visits was conducted. RESULTS September had the highest number of visits (p < 0.01). There were lower temperatures and precipitation (p < 0.01) and higher… CONTINUE READING


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Air Quality and Pediatric Asthma-Related Emergencies /content

  • Michelle L Macy, Harvey L Leo
  • DOI: 10.1542
  • 2008

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