Fine particulate matter (PM2.5) exposure during a prolonged wildfire period and emergency department visits for asthma

@article{Haikerwal2016FinePM,
  title={Fine particulate matter (PM2.5) exposure during a prolonged wildfire period and emergency department visits for asthma},
  author={Anjali Haikerwal and Muhammad Akram and Malcolm Ross Sim and Mick Meyer and Michael John Abramson and Martine Dennekamp},
  journal={Respirology},
  year={2016},
  volume={21}
}
The 2006–2007 wildfire period was one of the most extensive and long lasting fires in Australian history with high levels of fine particulate matter (PM2.5). Large populations were exposed to smoke for over 2 months. The study aimed to investigate the association between wildfire‐related PM2.5 exposure and emergency department (ED) visits for asthma. 

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