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An Initial Investigation Into The Potential Link Between Air Pollution And Asthma Using Geographical Information System Based Technique

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/AIR950502

Volume

10

Pages

8

Published

1995

Size

1,015 kb

Author(s)

A.F.R. Watson, S. Barker & K.D. Ardent

Abstract

One of the central research concerns about air pollution and respiratory disease is whether air pollution is contributing to the induction of asthma thereby increasing its incidence. This study, used a Geographical Information System (GIS) to compare the distribution of nitrogen dioxide, a known traffic sourced bronchoconstricting agent, with the postcode distribution of emergency asthma admissions into local hospitals. The potential of GIS as a modelling tool for combining air quality monitoring and epidemiological studies on a rapid basis is demonstrated. Further development of th

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