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Main Title Effects of Short-Term Intermittent Air Pollutants on Incidence and Severity of Acute Respiratory Disease: Data Collection and Quality Assurance.
Author Flesh, R. David ; Riha, Margaret L. ; Miller, Michelle F. ;
CORP Author Green (Del) Associates, Inc., San Diego, CA.;Health Effects Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Year Published 1981
Report Number EPA-68-02-2749; EPA-600/1-81-065;
Stock Number PB82-129479
Additional Subjects Respiratory diseases ; Toxicology ; Data collection ; Air pollution ; Occurrence ; Responses ; Physiological effects ; Nitrogen dioxide ; Questionnaires ; Interviews ; Families ; California ; Quality assurance ; Air pollution effects(Humans) ; Acute diseases ; Toxic substances ; Environmental health ; Health surveys
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB82-129479 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 265p
The purpose of this study was to measure the acute response of respiratory disease from peak hourly and daily average exposures to nitrogen dioxide alone and in combination with other pollutants. The study population was made up of families with children attending public elementary schools and living in four California South Coast Air Basin study areas: West Los Angeles/Santa Monica, Garden Grove/Westminster, Glendora/Covina, and Upland/Ontario. The role and responsibility of the contractor were to collect all background and health data, to process and assure the quality of the data, and to prepare this report. Families were recruited for participation during the spring and summer months of 1978. Recruitment included face-to-face interviews for the purpose of collecting family background data. Over 3,000 families were interviewed. From these, 1,402 families (about 350 per study area) were selected.