Consequences of exposure to Asian dust storm events on daily pneumonia hospital admissions in Taipei, Taiwan.

In spring, windblown dust storms originating in the deserts of Mongolia and China travel to Taipei city. These occurrences are known as Asian dust storm (ADS) events. The objective of this study was to assess the possible associations of constituents of ADS with hospital pneumonia admissions of residents in Taipei, Taiwan, during the period 1996-2001. Fifty… (More)