Health impacts of the Southeast Asian haze problem - A time-stratified case crossover study of the relationship between ambient air pollution and sudden cardiac deaths in Singapore.

  title={Health impacts of the Southeast Asian haze problem - A time-stratified case crossover study of the relationship between ambient air pollution and sudden cardiac deaths in Singapore.},
  author={Andrew Fu Wah Ho and Win Wah and Arul Earnest and Yih Yng Ng and Zhenjia Xie and Nur Shahidah and Susan Yap and Pin Pin Maeve Pek and Nan Liu and Sean Shao Wei Lam and Marcus Eng Hock Ong},
  journal={International journal of cardiology},
  • A. HoW. Wah M. Ong
  • Published 14 November 2017
  • Medicine
  • International journal of cardiology

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