Friday, February 11, 2011

Health Impacts of Pollution in Moscow

The effects of particulate and ozone pollution on mortality in Moscow, Russia (7 page pdf, Air Qual Atmos Health, 29 Dec 2009)
Key Quotes
(1) to evaluate how acute mortality responds to changes in particulate and ozone (O3) pollution levels,
(2) to identify vulnerable population groups by age and cause of death, and
(3) to address the problem of interaction between the effects of O3 and particulate pollution.”
“aim of the study reported here was to access relationships between air pollution and mortality, unconstrained by temperature, seasonal factors, and secular trends.
“All effects of pollution on mortality seemed to be immediate, rather than postponed
we conclude that PM10 and O3 concentration–response coefficients in Moscow largely agree with the results of previous research in other countries. We arrived at an estimate of PM10 rate of 0.33%, which is very close to the value obtained in meta-analyses of 26 European studies (0.40%) and 20 of the largest U.S. cities (0.28%),
our analysis of short-term associations between particulate matter and mortality proved that larger effects were consistently observed for the elderly.
We found no evidence of PM10 being a modifier of theO3 effect on mortality.”

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