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Chronic exposure to particulate matter and risk of cardiovascular mortality: cohort study from Taiwan

Eva Tseng, Wen-Chao Ho, Meng-Hung Lin, Tsun-Jen Cheng, Pau-Chung Chen, Hsien-Ho Lin
2015 BMC Public Health  
Methods: We conducted a cohort study on the association between fine particulate matter (PM 2.5 ) and cardiovascular mortality using 43,227 individuals in a civil servants health service in Taiwan.  ...  Each participant was assigned an exposure level of particulate matter based on their district of residence using air pollution data collected by the Taiwan Environmental Protection Agency and with modeling  ...  Acknowledgements The authors thank Dr. Chang-Fu Wu for providing estimates of air pollution for this study. Additionally, we thank Dr. Chien-Chou Chen for his help in creating the map for Fig. 2 .  ... 
doi:10.1186/s12889-015-2272-6 pmid:26392179 pmcid:PMC4578246 fatcat:5wsvcojjvzg63nom7d5ilp6yle

Short-term population-based non-linear concentration–response associations between fine particulate matter and respiratory diseases in Taipei (Taiwan): a spatiotemporal analysis

Hwa-Lung Yu, Lung-Chang Chien
2015 Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology  
Fine particulate matter o 2.5 μm (PM 2.5 ) has been associated with human health issues; however, findings regarding the influence of PM 2.5 on respiratory disease remain inconsistent.  ...  The C-R relationship in this study can provide a highly valuable alternative for assessing the effects of ambient air pollution on human health.  ...  Taipei City Government in Taiwan.  ... 
doi:10.1038/jes.2015.21 pmid:25850562 fatcat:bgc7g7tfkvcizhltde7skb76cq

Poor Visibility in Winter Due to Synergistic Effect Related to Fine Particulate Matter and Relative Humidity in the Taipei Metropolis, Taiwan

Li-Wei Lai
2022 Atmosphere  
The study also sought to understand how the synergistic effects of fine particulate matter (PM2.5) and RH influence visibility.  ...  The synergistic effects of RH, PM2,5, and aerosol hygroscopicity exist in synoptic patterns type I and type III.  ...  The authors also thank the Data Bank for Atmospheric and Hydrological Research in the Department of Atmospheric Science at the Chinese Culture University for providing the meteorological data owned by  ... 
doi:10.3390/atmos13020270 fatcat:gius5sfzarc3pajvwo6v7n3qwq

Characterization of ultrafine particle number concentration and new particle formation in an urban environment of Taipei, Taiwan

H. C. Cheung, C. C.-K. Chou, W.-R. Huang, C.-Y. Tsai
2013 Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics  
</strong> An intensive aerosol characterization experiment was performed at the Taipei Aerosol and Radiation Observatory (TARO, 25.02° N, 121.53° E) in the urban area of Taipei, Taiwan, during July 2012  ...  of UFPs to the air quality and radiation budget in Taipei and its surrounding areas.  ...  The authors gratefully acknowledge the logistic support from the department of atmospheric sciences, National Taiwan University, and the financial support from the Academia Sinica and the National Science  ... 
doi:10.5194/acp-13-8935-2013 fatcat:5q4mjgt5j5hipmqlyjekioxlte

The effect of size-segregated ambient particulate matter on Th1/Th2-like immune responses in mice

Kuo-Liang Huang, Szu-Yuan Liu, Charles C. K. Chou, Yi-Hsin Lee, Tsun-Jen Cheng, Bernhard Ryffel
2017 PLoS ONE  
The current study aimed to evaluate the effects of size-fractioned PM on lung immune responses in healthy BALB/c mice. in the Taipei Basin.  ...  Particulate matter (PM) has been associated with increased pulmonary and cardiovascular mortality and morbidity. Additionally, PM is known to exacerbate asthma.  ...  Fu-Ming Tsai, and the researchers in the Department of Research at Taipei Tzu Chi Hospital for their technical assistance with this study.  ... 
doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0173158 pmid:28245275 pmcid:PMC5330505 fatcat:un44udfpwnfutjjpcphj4ojymy

County-Wide Mortality Assessments Attributable to PM2.5 Emissions from Coal Consumption in Taiwan

Chia-Pin Chio, Wei-Cheng Lo, Ben-Jei Tsuang, Chieh-Chun Hu, Kai-Chen Ku, Yi-Sheng Wang, Yung-Jen Chen, Hsien-Ho Lin, Chang-Chuan Chan
2022 International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health  
Over one-third of energy is generated from coal consumption in Taiwan. In order to estimate the health impact assessment attributable to PM2.5 concentrations emitted from coal consumption in Taiwan.  ...  This study presents a precise and effective integrated approach for assessing air pollution and the health impacts of coal-fired and combined heat and power plants.  ...  Unlike cardiovascular system diseases (IHD and stroke), the differences between PAFs for adult deaths and premature deaths due to the effect of PM on the respiratory system (LC and COPD) showed no gaps  ... 
doi:10.3390/ijerph19031599 pmid:35162624 pmcid:PMC8835574 fatcat:mkwgfmm2a5eijokn7dtvyvpq5e


Mukhtar Balarabe, Bello Saadu
2020 FUDMA Journal of Sciences  
To improve our understanding of the impact of desert dust on human health, there is need to constantly monitor and examined the dust related phenomena.  ...  Therefore, twenty 20 year's (1998–2018) data of visibility for Ilorin Nigeria were used to estimate the concentrations of the Total Suspended Particles (TSP) and Particulate Matter PM10 as usually used  ...  The effects dust aerosols causes is generally a function of the size distribution of the particles.  ... 
doi:10.33003/fjs-2020-0403-415 fatcat:z4atlzajfvbg5ph5oc5cwoebb4

Impact of air quality guidelines on COPD sufferers

Youcheng Liu, Karen Poh, Shuang Yan, David Sterling, Suyang Liu, Emanehi Iyioriobhe
2016 International Journal of COPD  
the effect size was based on 10 µg/m 3  ...  The effect sizes for other studies [60] [61] [62] 64 are in between with an average effect size at 1.12. The effect size ranged from 1.0 to 3.5 for SO 2 and 1.  ...  The International Journal of COPD is an international, peer-reviewed journal of therapeutics and pharmacology focusing on concise rapid reporting of clinical studies and reviews in COPD.  ... 
doi:10.2147/copd.s49378 pmid:27143874 pmcid:PMC4846081 fatcat:ojc5dvhtqbh4nfxcxjpmwzmlsi

What do we know about effects of desert dust on air quality and human health in West Africa compared to other regions?

Florence De Longueville, Yvon-Carmen Hountondji, Sabine Henry, Pierre Ozer
2010 Science of the Total Environment  
deposited, with on the other hand the areas of research interest focused on the desert dust impacts on air quality and/or human health.  ...  the desert dust impacts on air quality and health among the populations of this region.  ...  Acknowledgement The authors gratefully thank Prof. André Ozer for his contribution to provide language help.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2010.09.025 pmid:20934742 fatcat:fgq33u4fd5fcxaqplg5eizflz4

The Association between Dust Storms and Daily Non-Accidental Mortality in the United States, 1993–2005

James Lewis Crooks, Wayne E. Cascio, Madelyn S. Percy, Jeanette Reyes, Lucas M. Neas, Elizabeth D. Hilborn
2016 Environmental Health Perspectives  
The U.S. EPA has concluded that short-term exposures to ambient particulates adversely affect cardiovascular health, and are likely to have respiratory health effects (U.S. EPA 2009).  ...  Sciences Committee for Review of the DOD's Enhanced Particulate Matter Surveillance Program Report 2010), storm identification based on particulate concentrations may not be accurate.  ... 
doi:10.1289/ehp216 pmid:27128449 pmcid:PMC5089887 fatcat:3dbrggwydffcbngdm5f7o7qe2i

Air Pollution and Chronic Kidney Disease Risk in Oil and Gas- Situated Communities: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Ogochukwu Chinedum Okoye, Elaine Carnegie, Luca Mora
2022 International Journal of Public Health  
Heterogeneity across studies and publication bias were assessed.Results: Twenty-five studies were systematically reviewed but only 14 were included in the meta-analysis and categorised based on the outcome  ...  Objective: This systematic review and meta-analysis aimed at synthesising epidemiological data on the association between long-term air pollution and kidney-related outcomes in oil and natural gas (ONG  ...  Associations between Long-Term Particulate Matter Exposure and Adult Renal Function in the Taipei Metropolis.  ... 
doi:10.3389/ijph.2022.1604522 pmid:35479765 pmcid:PMC9035494 fatcat:peafjskd3bbvvdy3rftxtb6ope

Uncertainties in Risk Estimations of Electromagnetic Fields of Overhead Power Lines

A de Jong, J P. van der Sluijs, J A. Wardekker
2009 Epidemiology  
We examined five measures of temperature, the effect of including relative humidity, and various degrees of freedom for the temperature spline.  ...  Humidity is an important predictor of mortality in the elderly and its effect should be estimated separately from temperature.  ...  In the context of the Rome Longitudinal Study (RoLS), we analyzed the association between residential road traffic noise and prescriptions for drugs reimbursed by the National Health Service for health  ... 
doi:10.1097/01.ede.0000362736.78454.e2 fatcat:e6znysbbefhkno24vc6vhfcotq

Evaluation of a meta-analysis of air quality and heart attacks, a case study

S. Stanley Young, Warren B. Kindzierski
2019 Critical Reviews in Toxicology  
The paper considered six air quality components - carbon monoxide, nitrogen dioxide, sulphur dioxide, particulate matter 10 μm and 2.5 μm in diameter (PM10 and PM2.5), and ozone.  ...  Results suggest the appearance of heterogeneous, researcher-generated p-values used in the meta-analysis rather than unbiased evidence of real effects for air quality.  ...  The comments helped improve the quality of the final article.  ... 
doi:10.1080/10408444.2019.1576587 pmid:30919717 fatcat:q2say6kt2jcxhacigjsfecj5he

The Association Between Long-Term Exposure to Particulate Matter and Incidence of Hypertension Among Chinese Elderly: A Retrospective Cohort Study

Zhou Wensu, Chen Wen, Zhou Fenfen, Wang Wenjuan, Ling Li
2022 Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine  
The elderly without a pension, living in rural and setting in the central/western regions may be more vulnerable to the effects of PM2.5 exposure.  ...  wave data from a public database, the Chinese Longitudinal Healthy Longevity Survey, a national survey investigating the health of those aged over 65 years in China.  ...  In particular, the inhalation of air containing fine particulate matter (PM), especially sizes ≤2.5 um (PM 2.5 ) has been reported as a probable antecedent driver of the increase in blood pressure and  ... 
doi:10.3389/fcvm.2021.784800 pmid:35087881 pmcid:PMC8788195 fatcat:uqsdq6vmrzernaj5cjdlopng6i

Latent Immunological Effects of Gestational Exposure to Heptachlor Epoxide

Dean Baker, Haiou Yang, Ulrike Luderer, Sastry Gollapudi
2011 Epidemiology  
Moreover, it appears that the impacts of temperature depend on the size of the pool of fragile individuals, while persistent extreme heat exposure increases the influx of new individuals to the pool and  ...  In 2004, a national heat prevention plan was developed by the French Ministry of Health.  ...  Industrial Hygiene, National Taiwan University College of Public Health, Taipei, Taiwan; 2 Department of Pediatrics, Cardinal Tien Hospital Yung Ho Branch, Taipei, Taiwan; 3 Background/Aims: Residential  ... 
doi:10.1097/01.ede.0000392128.65234.11 fatcat:dft32xujtzchzcnldns7ppf6iq
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