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Atmospheric pollution and mortalities in English local authority areas

Ayres, J. G. and Propper, C. and Janke, Katharina and Harrision, R. M. (2009) Atmospheric pollution and mortalities in English local authority areas. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 63 (2). p. 173. ISSN 0143-005X

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Abstract

We were interested to read the article by Knox on the new approach to using local authority data in addressing the effects of air pollution on health. To our knowledge, this has been done only once before and does have the benefit of taking into consideration other confounding variables which time-series studies and cohort studies are often unable to do. However, there are a number of problems with this paper that make the data very difficult to interpret, and almost certainly result in substantial overestimates of the true health effects. In addition, the mechanistic interpretation put forward by the author does not cohere with current knowledge of the effects of air pollution on health.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health
Additional Information: Date of Acceptance: 10/06/2008
Uncontrolled Keywords: Air Pollutants ; Air Pollution ; England ; Environmental Monitoring ; Epidemiological Monitoring ; Humans ; Mortality
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Departments: Faculty of Health and Medicine
ID Code: 75583
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 11 Sep 2015 13:46
Refereed?: No
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 21 Sep 2017 06:40
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/75583

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