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Mortality from asthma and chronic bronchitis associated with changes in sulfur oxides air pollution.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3963884     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Death certificates issued in Yokkaichi, Japan, during the 21 yr from 1963 until 1983 were surveyed to determine the relationship between changes in air pollution and mortality due to bronchial asthma and chronic bronchitis. The following results were obtained. In response to worsening air pollution, mortality for bronchial asthma and chronic bronchitis began to increase. Mortality due to bronchial asthma decreased immediately in response to improvement of pollution, whereas mortality due to chronic bronchitis decreased to the level in the control area 4 to 5 yr after the concentration of sulfur dioxide (SO2) began to satisfy the ambient air quality standard. In the polluted area, mortality due to bronchial asthma in subjects who were 20 yr of age was higher during the period in which higher concentrations of sulfur oxides were prevalent.
M Imai; K Yoshida; M Kitabatake
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of environmental health     Volume:  41     ISSN:  0003-9896     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch. Environ. Health     Publication Date:    1986 Jan-Feb
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1986-05-12     Completed Date:  1986-05-12     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0212627     Medline TA:  Arch Environ Health     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  29-35     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Air Pollutants / analysis,  poisoning*
Air Pollution / prevention & control
Asthma / chemically induced,  mortality*
Bronchitis / diagnosis,  mortality*
Chronic Disease
Death Certificates
Middle Aged
Sulfur Oxides / analysis,  poisoning*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Air Pollutants; 0/Sulfur Oxides

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