Dust storms and the risk of asthma admissions to hospitals in Kuwait.

@article{Thalib2012DustSA,
  title={Dust storms and the risk of asthma admissions to hospitals in Kuwait.},
  author={Lukman Thalib and Abdullah Al-Taiar},
  journal={The Science of the total environment},
  year={2012},
  volume={433},
  pages={347-51}
}
OBJECTIVE Arid areas in the Arabian Peninsula are one of the largest sources of global dust, yet there is no data on the impact of this on human health. This study aimed to investigate the impact of dust storms on hospital admissions due to asthma and all respiratory diseases over a period of 5 years in Kuwait. METHODS A population-based retrospective time series study of daily emergency asthma admissions and admissions due to respiratory causes in public hospitals in Kuwait was analyzed in… CONTINUE READING
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