Effects of Asian dust storm events on daily stroke admissions in Taipei, Taiwan.

@article{Yang2005EffectsOA,
  title={Effects of Asian dust storm events on daily stroke admissions in Taipei, Taiwan.},
  author={Chun-Yuh Yang and Yong-Shing Chen and H F Chiu and William Bernard Goggins},
  journal={Environmental research},
  year={2005},
  volume={99 1},
  pages={79-84}
}
In spring, windblown dust storms originating in the deserts of Mongolia and China make their way 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 ADS on the hospital stroke admissions of residents in Taipei, Taiwan, during the period from 1996 to 2001. We identified 54 dust storm episodes, which were classified as index days. Daily stroke admissions on the index days were compared with admissions… CONTINUE READING

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