The impact of exposure to particulate air pollution from non-anthropogenic sources on hospital admissions due to pneumonia: TABLE 1 Academic Article uri icon


  • Community-acquired pneumonia is a significant cause of morbidity and mortality among older adults [1]. The role of air pollution as a risk factor for pneumonia hospitalisations and mortality has been investigated [2, 3] with most evidence coming from studies in North American and European cities, where anthropogenic sources are predominant in generating air pollution. Natural particulate matter linked to hospitalisation for pneumonia, particularly in older or cardiac patients

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  • November 11, 2016