Ambient air pollutants are associated with newly diagnosed tuberculosis: A time-series study in Chengdu, China.

@article{Zhu2018AmbientAP,
  title={Ambient air pollutants are associated with newly diagnosed tuberculosis: A time-series study in Chengdu, China.},
  author={Sui Zhu and Lan Xia and Jianlin Wu and Shaobing Chen and Erwei Song and Fangfang Zeng and Xiuwei Chen and Chuang Qi Chen and Yong Xia and Xing Zhao and Juying Zhang},
  journal={The Science of the total environment},
  year={2018},
  volume={631-632},
  pages={47-55}
}
Although a few studies have analyzed the associations between ambient air pollutants and the development of tuberculosis (TB), most have been conducted in the core countries with inconsistent results. In this study, we used a distributed lag non-linear model to investigate the associations between the newly diagnosed TB cases and daily exposure to particulate matter with an aerodynamic diameter of <10μm (PM10), nitrogen dioxide (NO2), and sulfur dioxide (SO2) in Chengdu, a severely polluted… CONTINUE READING
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