Epidemiological time series studies of PM2.5 and daily mortality and hospital admissions: a systematic review and meta-analysis

@inproceedings{Atkinson2014EpidemiologicalTS,
  title={Epidemiological time series studies of PM2.5 and daily mortality and hospital admissions: a systematic review and meta-analysis},
  author={Richard W. Atkinson and S Kang and Hugh Ross Anderson and Inga C Mills and Heidi A Walton},
  booktitle={Thorax},
  year={2014}
}
BACKGROUND Short-term exposure to outdoor fine particulate matter (particles with a median aerodynamic diameter <2.5 μm (PM2.5)) air pollution has been associated with adverse health effects. Existing literature reviews have been limited in size and scope. METHODS We conducted a comprehensive, systematic review and meta-analysis of 110 peer-reviewed time series studies indexed in medical databases to May 2011 to assess the evidence for associations between PM2.5 and daily mortality and… CONTINUE READING
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