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Ambient biomass smoke and cardio-respiratory hospital admissions in Darwin, Australia

Johnston, Fay H; Bailie, Ross; Pilotto, Louis; Hanigan, Ivan

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Background. Increasing severe vegetation fires worldwide has been attributed to both global environmental change and land management practices. However there is little evidence concerning the population health effects of outdoor air pollution derived from biomass fires. Frequent seasonal bushfires near Darwin, Australia provide an opportunity to examine this issue. We examined the relationship between atmospheric particle loadings <10 microns in diameter (PM10), and emergency hospital...[Show more]

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Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/17571
Source: BMC Public Health
DOI: 10.1186/1471-2458-7-240

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