Long-term ozone exposure and mortality.

  title={Long-term ozone exposure and mortality.},
  author={Michael Jerrett and Richard T. Burnett and Christina Pope and Kazuhiko Ito and George Thurston and Daniel Krewski and Yuanli Shi and Eugenia E. Calle and M. von Thun},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  volume={360 11},
BACKGROUND Although many studies have linked elevations in tropospheric ozone to adverse health outcomes, the effect of long-term exposure to ozone on air pollution-related mortality remains uncertain. We examined the potential contribution of exposure to ozone to the risk of death from cardiopulmonary causes and specifically to death from respiratory causes. METHODS Data from the study cohort of the American Cancer Society Cancer Prevention Study II were correlated with air-pollution data… CONTINUE READING
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