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Main Title Model for measuring the health impact from changing levels of ambient air pollution : mortality study /
Other Authors
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 600-1-79-034; EPA-68-02-2492
Stock Number PB80-119522
OCLC Number 06631988
ISBN $8.00 (pbk.)
Subjects Pollution--Illinois--Chicago--Physiological effect. ; Pollution--Research--Illinois--Chicago. ; Chicago (Ill.)--Statistics, Vital. ; Mortality--Illinois--Chicago. ; Pollution--Physiological effect.
Additional Subjects Mortality ; Sulfur dioxide ; Cardiovascular diseases ; Respiratory diseases ; Death ; Models ; Air pollution ; Regression analysis ; Measurement ; Illinois ; Concentration(Composition) ; Sampling ; Environmental health ; Chicago(Illinois) ; Particulates ; Air pollution control
Internet Access
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJAD  EPA 600/1-79-034 Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 10/11/1996
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-1-79-034 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 03/19/2012
EJBD  EPA 600-1-79-034 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 04/25/2014
EKBD  EPA-600/1-79-034 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 10/05/2001
NTIS  PB80-119522 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 01/01/1988
Collation x, 65 p. ; 28 cm.
The major objective of this study is to answer the questions, Is a recent mortality decline in the city of Chicago caused by a decrease in the amount of major air pollutants such as suspended particulate and sulfur dioxide. Based on multiple regression analysis for the cross-sectional analysis, a percentage decrease in the age-adjusted death rates was estimated when a 25 percent reduction in TSP in Chicago for the period 1970-1975, was applied to the models developed. The age-adjusted death rate for non-accidental causes would be decreased by 5.36 percent (54.65 deaths per 100,000 persons) in Chicago. A percentage decrease in the death rates by cause was estimated to be 8.82 percent (all heart diseases), 6.42 percent (ischemic heart disease), 16.95 percent (other heart disease), 9.39 percent (diabetes mellitus), 20.13 percent (cirrhosis of the liver), 26.16 percent (emphysema) and 6.47 percent (other non-accidental causes). Models developed in daily analysis imply that there would be possible acute effects of daily air pollution concentrations (both SO2 and TSP, in addition to their interaction) on daily mortality changes (both all non-accidental causes and heart diseaes), controlling for weather and day-of-week effects.
"EPA-600/1-79-034." "PB80-119522." Contract/Grant no. 68-02-2492. Includes bibliographical references (p. 62-64).