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Main Title Synthesis of environmental evidence : nitrogen dioxide epidemiology studies /
Author Hasselblad, Victor.
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Kotchmar, Dennis J.
Eddy, David M.,
Publisher [U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Criteria and Assessment Office],
Year Published 1991
Report Number EPA/600/8-91/049A
OCLC Number 647971306
Subjects Meta-analysis ; Atmospheric nitrogen dioxide--Physiological effect ; Respiratory insufficiency in children
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EJB Letter dated March 1992 about item is bound in at front.
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EJBD  EPA 600-8-91-049A Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 05/17/2016
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-8-91-049A Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ELBD RPS EPA 600-8-91-049A repository copy AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/17/2014
ELBD  EPA 600-8-91-049A AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 08/17/2020
ESAD  EPA 600-8-91-049A Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 11/14/2018
Collation 38 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Cover title. Paper was later published in the Journal of the Air and Waste Management Association, v.42, no. 5 (May 1992). "Journal supplement"--Page 1. Includes bibliographical references (pages 34-38). "EPA/600/8-91/049A."
Contents Notes
"The use of meta-analysis is becoming more common in the medical literature, but it is not common in the environmental literature. Although meta-analysis cannot combine a group of poorly executed, conflicting studies to get an unequivocal answer, there are certain situations where it can be helpful. The inability of studies to produce similar results may be a function of the power of the studies rather than a reflection of their quality. The literature on the effects of nitrogen dioxide on the odds of respiratory illness in children is such an example. Three quantitative methods for the synthesis of this evidence are presented. Although the methods produce slightly different results, the conclusion from all three methods is that the increase in the odds of respiratory illness in children exposed to a long-term increase of 30 micrograms/mp3s (comparable to the increase resulting from exposure to a gas stove) is about 20%. This estimated increase is not sensitive to the method of analysis."--Abstract.