Exposure to Fine Particles in the Air Increases Hospital Admissions

March 13th, 2006: Johns Hopkins University Gazette

by Kenna Lowe

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Excerpt:  “In 2002, for every 10 micrograms per cubic meter increase in particulate matter, the researchers calculated 11,000 additional cardiovascular and respiratory disease hospitalizations. Increased risk for cardiovascular disease hospitalizations, as a result of increased levels of particulate matter, was highest in counties located in the eastern United States.”

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