Thursday, November 28, 2019

Air pollution linked with new causes of hospital admissions

News Release 27-Nov-2019
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Hospitalizations for several common diseases--including septicemia (serious bloodstream infection), fluid and electrolyte disorders, renal failure, urinary tract infections, and skin and tissue infections--have been linked for the first time with short-term exposure to fine particulate air pollution (PM2.5), according to a comprehensive new study led by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

In addition, the study found that even small increases in PM2.5 exposure were linked with substantial health care and economic costs.


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