Outdoor air pollution and uncontrolled asthma in the San Joaquin Valley, California

  title={Outdoor air pollution and uncontrolled asthma in the San Joaquin Valley, California},
  author={Ying-Ying Meng and Rudolph P. Rull and Michelle H. Wilhelm and Christina Lombardi and John R. Balmes and Beate R Ritz},
  journal={Journal of Epidemiology \& Community Health},
  pages={142 - 147}
Background The San Joaquin Valley (SJV) in California ranks among the worst in the USA in terms of air quality, and its residents report some of the highest rates of asthma symptoms and asthma-related emergency department (ED) visits and hospitalisations in California. Using California Health Interview Survey data, the authors examined associations between air pollution and asthma morbidity in this region. Methods Eligible subjects were SJV residents (2001 California Health Interview Survey… 

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