The effects of ambient air pollution on school absenteeism due to respiratory illnesses.

@article{Gilliland2001TheEO,
  title={The effects of ambient air pollution on school absenteeism due to respiratory illnesses.},
  author={Frank D Gilliland and Kassahun Berhane and Edward B. Rappaport and Duncan C Thomas and Edward L. Avol and William James Gauderman and Stephanie J London and Helene G. Margolis and Rob McConnell and K M Tarikul Islam and John M. Peters},
  journal={Epidemiology},
  year={2001},
  volume={12 1},
  pages={43-54}
}
We investigated the relations between ozone (O3), nitrogen dioxide (NO2), and respirable particles less than 10 microm in diameter (PM10) and school absenteeism in a cohort of 4th-grade school children who resided in 12 southern California communities. An active surveillance system ascertained the numbers and types of absences during the first 6 months of 1996. Pollutants were measured hourly at central-site monitors in each of the 12 communities. To examine acute effects of air pollution on… CONTINUE READING

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