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Effects of air pollution on infant and children respiratory mortality in four large Latin-American cities.

Authors
  • Gouveia, Nelson1
  • Junger, Washington Leite2
  • 1 Departamento de Medicina Preventiva, Faculdade de Medicina, FMUSP, Universidade de São Paulo, Av Dr Arnaldo, 455, Sao Paulo, 01246-903, Brazil. Electronic address: [email protected] , (Brazil)
  • 2 Instituto de Medicina Social, Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, UERJ, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. , (Brazil)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Environmental pollution (Barking, Essex : 1987)
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2018
Volume
232
Pages
385–391
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.envpol.2017.08.125
PMID: 28966023
Source
Medline
Keywords
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Abstract

We provided comparable mortality impact estimates of air pollutants across these cities and age groups. This information is important because many public policies aimed at preventing the adverse effects of pollution on health consider children as the population group that deserves the highest protection.

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