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Extreme air pollution events from bushfires and dust storms and their association with mortality in Sydney, Australia 1994-2007

Johnston, Fay; Hanigan, Ivan; Henderson, Sarah; Morgan, Geoffrey; Bowman, David M.J.S.

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Introduction: Extreme air pollution events due to bushfire smoke and dust storms are expected to increase as a consequence of climate change, yet little has been published about their population health impacts. We examined the association between air pollution events and mortality in Sydney from 1997 to 2004. Methods: Events were defined as days for which the 24h city-wide concentration of PM10 exceeded the 99th percentile. All events were researched and categorised as being caused by either...[Show more]

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Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/68102
Source: Environmental Research
DOI: 10.1016/j.envres.2011.05.007

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