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Vegetation fire smoke, indigenous status and cardio-respiratory hospital admissions in Darwin, Australia, 1996-2005: a time-series study

Hanigan, Ivan; Johnston, Fay H; Morgan, Geoffrey


Background. Air pollution in Darwin, Northern Australia, is dominated by smoke from seasonal fires in the surrounding savanna that burn during the dry season from April to November. Our aim was to study the association between particulate matter less than or equal to 10 microns diameter (PM10) and daily emergency hospital admissions for cardio-respiratory diseases for each fire season from 1996 to 2005. We also investigated whether the relationship differed in indigenous Australians; a...[Show more]

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Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: Environmental Health
DOI: 10.1186/1476-069X-7-42


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