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Effect of dust storm events on daily emergency admissions for respiratory diseases
Description: The harmful effect of dust storms on lung health is controversial. This study aimed to assess any associations between dust storms and emergency hospital admissions due to respiratory disease in Hong Kong. Results indicate dust storms have an adverse effect on emergency hospital admission for COPD (Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) in Hong Kong. This also suggests the adverse effect of coarse particles on lung health. [Source: Respirology]
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Source: Respirology
Publish Date: 1/1/2012
Reading Level: Expert
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