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      Health effects of particulate air pollution: time for reassessment?

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      Environmental Health Perspectives

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          Numerous studies have observed health effects of particulate air pollution. Compared to early studies that focused on severe air pollution episodes, recent studies are more relevant to understanding health effects of pollution at levels common to contemporary cities in the developed world. We review recent epidemiologic studies that evaluated health effects of particulate air pollution and conclude that respirable particulate air pollution is likely an important contributing factor to respiratory disease. Observed health effects include increased respiratory symptoms, decreased lung function, increased hospitalizations and other health care visits for respiratory and cardiovascular disease, increased respiratory morbidity as measured by absenteeism from work or school or other restrictions in activity, and increased cardiopulmonary disease mortality. These health effects are observed at levels common to many U.S. cities including levels below current U.S. National Ambient Air Quality Standards for particulate air pollution.

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          Journal
          Environ Health Perspect
          Environmental Health Perspectives
          0091-6765
          May 1995
          : 103
          : 5
          : 472-480
          Affiliations
          Economics Department, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah 84602, USA.
          Article
          1523269
          7656877
          Categories
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          Public health

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