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Main Title Model for measuring the health impact from changing levels of ambient air pollution : morbidity study /
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Author Title of a Work
Namekata, Tsukasa.
Publisher Health Effects Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ; Available through the National Technical Information Service,
Year Published 1979
Report Number EPA/600/1-79/024; EPA-68-02-2492
Stock Number PB80-107030
OCLC Number 07317906
Subjects Pollution--Illinois--Chicago--Physiological effect. ; Pollution--Research--Illinois--Chicago. ; Chicago (Ill.)--Statistics, Vital. ; Pollution--Physiological effect.
Additional Subjects Morbidity ; Toxicology ; Environments ; Illinois ; Concentration(Composition) ; Physiological effects ; Relationships ; Cardiovascular diseases ; Respiratory diseases ; Sulfur dioxide ; Humans ; Models ; Regression analysis ; Statistical analysis ; Nitric oxide ; Air pollution ; Environmental health ; Chicago(Illinois) ; Toxic substances ; Air pollution effects(Humans) ; Hospital visits
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-1-79-024 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 02/13/2012
EJBD  EPA 600-1-79-024 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 04/23/2014
EKAM  TD883.15.M6 Region 4 Library/Atlanta,GA 12/03/1999
EKBD  EPA/600/1-79/024 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 06/16/2014
NTIS  PB80-107030 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation x, 62 p. ; 28 cm.
The study quantitatively examines the relationship between human health and ambient air concentrations of the major pollutants in the city of Chicago. This report describes the morbidity analysis in which linear regression models have been developed to quantitatively estimate the degree of the air pollution contribution to emergency room visits for cardiac and respiratory diseases in two major hospitals in the city of Chicago. Based on the significant associations between the pollutants and the disease groups, holding climatological and days-of-week variables constant, the variation due to the pollutant is estimated. According to the results, sulfur dioxide based on patient exposure levels can account for about 13% of the variation of emergency room visits for acute bronchial and lower respiratory infections and about 22% for total cardiac diagnoses. Nitric oxide based on measurements from the closest site to the hospitals can account for about 7% of the variation of visits for total respiratory diagnoses, 6% for allergic conditions and upper respiratory infections, 4% for total cardiac diagnoses and 4% for hypertension and vascular heart diseases. Total suspended particulate, carbon monoxide and ozone do not show significant associations with any disease groups.
"EPA-600/1-79-024." Contract/Grant no. 68-02-2492. Includes bibliographical references (p. 48-50).