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Acute effects of urban and industrial pollution in a government-designated "Environmental risk area": the case of Brindisi, Italy.
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PMID:  23317293     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Exposure to air pollutants has been associated with increased hospital admissions (HAs) for respiratory and cardiovascular diseases. This work describes a short-term epidemiological study in Brindisi, a highly industrialized town in Southern Italy. The effects of daily exposure to PM(10) and NO(2) on daily HAs for cardiac, respiratory, and cerebrovascular diseases were investigated by means of a case-crossover design in the period 2001-2007. Results showed positive associations between PM(10) and HAs for cardiac and respiratory diseases and between NO(2) and HAs for all the categories of diseases considered, particularly among females. Although not statistically significant, increased risk was observed for wind blowing from the port and the industrial area. Findings confirm the health risks associated with ambient air pollution exposure, even though NO(2) and PM(10) concentrations were below the legal limits. This may be due to the complex scenario of emissions in the area, which should be better investigated.
Authors:
Emilio Antonio Luca Gianicolo; Antonella Bruni; Cristina Mangia; Marco Cervino; Maria Angela Vigotti
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-1-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of environmental health research     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1369-1619     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Environ Health Res     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-1-15     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9106628     Medline TA:  Int J Environ Health Res     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
a National Research Council, Institute of Clinical Physiology , Monteroni , Italy.
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