Short-term effect of fine particulate matter (PM 2.5) on daily mortality due to diseases of the circulatory system in Madrid (Spain).

@article{Mat2010ShorttermEO,
  title={Short-term effect of fine particulate matter (PM 2.5) on daily mortality due to diseases of the circulatory system in Madrid (Spain).},
  author={Tom{\'a}s Mat{\'e} and Rosana Guaita and Miryam Pichiule and C. Linares and Julio Diaz},
  journal={The Science of the total environment},
  year={2010},
  volume={408 23},
  pages={5750-7}
}
INTRODUCTION Owing to their small size, fine particles, i.e., those having a diameter ≤ 2.5 μm (PM(2.5)), have a high alveolar penetration capacity, thereby triggering a local inflammatory process with circulatory repercussion. Despite being linked to respiratory and cardiovascular morbidities, there is limited evidence of an association between this type of particulate matter and short-term increases in mortality. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to analyse and quantify the short-term… CONTINUE READING