Winter Temperature Inversions and Emergency Department Visits for Asthma in Salt Lake County, Utah, 2003–2008

  title={Winter Temperature Inversions and Emergency Department Visits for Asthma in Salt Lake County, Utah, 2003–2008},
  author={John D. Beard and Celeste Beck and Randall B. Graham and Steven C. Packham and Monica Traphagan and Rebecca T. Giles and John G. Morgan},
  booktitle={Environmental health perspectives},
BACKGROUND Winter temperature inversions-layers of air in which temperature increases with altitude-trap air pollutants and lead to higher pollutant concentrations. Previous studies have evaluated associations between pollutants and emergency department (ED) visits for asthma, but none have considered inversions as independent risk factors for ED visits for asthma. OBJECTIVE We aimed to assess associations between winter inversions and ED visits for asthma in Salt Lake County, Utah. METHODS… CONTINUE READING
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