Asthma visits to emergency rooms and soybean unloading in the harbors of Valencia and A Coruña, Spain.

@article{Ballester1999AsthmaVT,
  title={Asthma visits to emergency rooms and soybean unloading in the harbors of Valencia and A Coru{\~n}a, Spain.},
  author={Ferran Ballester and Joan B Soriano and Isabel V. Otero and Mar{\'i}a Luisa Rivera and Jordi Sunyer and A. Merelles and H{\'e}ctor Verea and J{\'u}lio C{\'e}sar M Marin and Josep M Ant{\'o}},
  journal={American journal of epidemiology},
  year={1999},
  volume={149 4},
  pages={315-22}
}
Soybean unloading in the harbor of Barcelona, Spain, has been associated with large increases in the numbers of asthma patients treated in emergency departments between 1981 and 1987. In this study, the association between asthma and soybean unloading in two other Spanish cities, Valencia and A Coruña, was assessed. Asthma admissions were retrospectively identified for the period 1993-1995, and harbor activities were investigated in each location. Two approaches were used to assess the… CONTINUE READING