Ambient Ozone Concentrations Cause Increased Hospitalizations for Asthma in Children: An 18-Year Study in Southern California

@inproceedings{Moore2008AmbientOC,
  title={Ambient Ozone Concentrations Cause Increased Hospitalizations for Asthma in Children: An 18-Year Study in Southern California},
  author={Kelly L. Moore and Romain Neugebauer and Frederick W. Lurmann and Jane V Hall and Vic Brajer and Sianna Alcorn and Ira B. Tager},
  booktitle={Environmental health perspectives},
  year={2008}
}
BACKGROUND Asthma is the most important chronic disease of childhood. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has concluded that children with asthma continue to be susceptible to ozone-associated adverse effects on their disease. OBJECTIVES This study was designed to evaluate time trends in associations between declining warm-season O(3) concentrations and hospitalization for asthma in children. METHODS We undertook an ecologic study of hospital discharges for asthma during the high O(3… CONTINUE READING