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Measures of forest fire smoke exposure and their associations with respiratory health outcomes
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:||Pollution and contamination|
|Research Field:||Pollution and contamination not elsewhere classified|
|Objective Group:||Public health (excl. specific population health)|
|Objective Field:||Public health (excl. specific population health) not elsewhere classified|
|UTAS Author:||Johnston, FH (Professor Fay Johnston)|
|Web of Science® Times Cited:||55|
|Deposited By:||Menzies Institute for Medical Research|
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