Air Pollution and Hospital Admissions in Washington State

EPA Grant Number: R825266
Title: Air Pollution and Hospital Admissions in Washington State
Institution: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
EPA Project Officer: Chung, Serena
Project Period: October 1, 1996 through September 30, 1999
Project Amount: $420,056
RFA: Air Quality (1996) RFA Text |  Recipients Lists
Research Category: Air Quality and Air Toxics , Air


The purpose of this project is to investigate the association between air pollution in the State of Washington and hospital admissions for respiratory conditions. Statistical methods will be used to investigate these associations while controlling other factors, such as weather, that may also influence hospital admissions. The association between specific components of the air pollution mix, such as particulate matter, and hospital admissions will also be investigated. The results of this research should provide important information for regulation of air quality.

Publications and Presentations:

Publications have been submitted on this project: View all 2 publications for this project

Journal Articles:

Journal Articles have been submitted on this project: View all 2 journal articles for this project

Supplemental Keywords:

exposure, effects, health effects, human health, sensitive populations, children, particulates, epidemiology, Northwest, Washington, WA, Region 10., RFA, Health, Scientific Discipline, Air, Geographic Area, particulate matter, air toxics, Epidemiology, State, Risk Assessments, Susceptibility/Sensitive Population/Genetic Susceptibility, Children's Health, genetic susceptability, Atmospheric Sciences, EPA Region, particulates, lung injury, weather, ambient air quality, sensitive populations, exposure and effects, respiration, health risks, human health effects, adolescents, pulmonary disease, exposure, statistical analysis, air pollution, pulmonary toxicity, Washington (WA), human exposure, cardiopulmonary response, chronic health effects, hospital admissions, Acute health effects, epidemiological studies, inhaled particles, Region 10, age dependent response, respiratory, statistical methods, air quality

Progress and Final Reports:

  • 1997
  • 1998
  • Final Report