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Increased levels of particulate matter in the air have been associated with increased pulmonary morbidity and mortality in epidemiologic studies. The recent mortality findings are remarkable for the demonstration of an apparent adverse effect of particles in concentration ranges below the present...
Clinical and epidemiologic evidence suggests that particulate matter and ozone are associated with exacerbations of asthma. African-American children, who experienced a marked increase in asthma morbidity and mortality during the 1980s, may represent a particularly sensitive subgroup. In order to...
An increasing number of epidemiological studies have reported excess mortality and morbidity thought to be associated with elevated levels of particulate matter air pollution. These studies call into question the adequacy of the current National Ambient Air Quality Standard for particulate matter...