Henderson, SB and Johnston, FH, Measures of forest fire smoke exposure and their associations with respiratory health outcomes, Current Opinion in Allergy and Clinical Immunology, 12, (3) pp. 221-227. ISSN 1528-4050 (2012) [Refereed Article]
Copyright 2012 Wolters Kluwer Health; Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Purpose of Review: Exposure to forest fire smoke is episodic, which makes its health effects challenging to study. We review the newest contributions to a growing literature on acute respiratory outcomes.
Recent Findings: Smoke exposure was associated with increases in self-reported symptoms, medication use, outpatient physician visits, emergency room visits, hospital admissions, and mortality. The associations were strongest for the outcomes most specific to asthma.
Summary: Studies with varied approaches to exposure assessment and varied measures of respiratory outcomes were consistent among themselves, and consistent with most previous work.
|Item Type:||Refereed Article|
|Keywords:||asthma, biomass, forest fire smoke, respiratory|
|Research Division:||Environmental Sciences|
|Research Group:||Environmental Science and Management|
|Research Field:||Environmental Monitoring|
|Objective Group:||Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health)|
|Objective Field:||Environmental Health|
|Author:||Johnston, FH (Associate Professor Fay Johnston)|
|Web of Science® Times Cited:||34|
|Deposited By:||Menzies Institute for Medical Research|
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