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Health Emergencies Spike as Air Pollution Worsens

Posted on Sep 19, 2009 in Health & Wellness

Wednesday, June 17, 2009Visits to the emergency department (ED) for heart- and lung-related illnesses climb as air gets dirtier, a new analysis of data from seven Canadian cities shows. Dr. David M. Stieb of Health Canada in Ottawa, Ontario and his colleagues found a rise in ED visits for cardiac conditions along with elevations in carbon monoxide and nitrogen dioxide levels, while increases in ozone levels were followed by a rise in ED visits for respiratory problems. There is strong evidence linking high levels of air pollution to hospitalizations of relatively ill people, but less is...

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