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Evaluation of interventions to reduce air pollution from biomass smoke on mortality in Launceston, Australia: retrospective analysis of daily mortality, 1994-2007

Johnston, F. H.; Hanigan, Ivan; Henderson, S. B.; Morgan, G. G.

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OBJECTIVE: To assess the effect of reductions in air pollution from biomass smoke on daily mortality. DESIGN: Age stratified time series analysis of daily mortality with Poisson regression models adjusted for the effects of temperature, humidity, day of week, respiratory epidemics, and secular mortality trends, applied to an intervention and control community. SETTING: Central Launceston, Australia, a town in which coordinated strategies were implemented to reduce pollution from wood smoke and...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2013-01-08
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/95377
Source: BMJ
DOI: 10.1136/bmj.e8446

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