Temporal relationship between air pollutants and hospital admissions for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in Hong Kong.

@article{Ko2007TemporalRB,
  title={Temporal relationship between air pollutants and hospital admissions for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in Hong Kong.},
  author={Fanny W. S. Ko and Wilson Tam and Tze-wai Wong and Doris P S Chan and Alvin Hon Man Tung and Christopher Kei W. Lai and David Shu-Cheong Hui},
  journal={Thorax},
  year={2007},
  volume={62 9},
  pages={
          780-5
        }
}
AIMS To assess any relationship between the levels of ambient air pollutants and hospital admissions for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in Hong Kong. METHODS A retrospective ecological study was undertaken. Data of daily emergency hospital admissions to 15 major hospitals in Hong Kong for COPD and indices of air pollutants (sulphur dioxide (SO(2)), nitrogen dioxide (NO(2)), ozone (O(3)), particulates with an aerodynamic diameter of <10 microm (PM(10)) and 2.5 microm (PM(2.5… CONTINUE READING

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