108th Air and Waste Management Association Annual Conference, Raleigh, North Carolina, June 22-25, 2015
[First Paragraph] There is a considerable body of evidence that suggests poor ambient air quality contributes to increased mortality and morbidity. 1,2,3,4,5 The impact of ambient air quality on different segments of the general population, including children and among the elderly has also been investigated.6,7,8,9 In light of the well documented public health significance of air pollution, it is imperative that investigators continue to evaluate details regarding the impact of poor air quality. In particular, it is interesting to note that some research has indicated an increased risk of the young and the elderly being admitted to the hospital for cardiac and pulmonary conditions when ozone and PM levels are elevated.10 Our study endeavored to use public data sources to assess the trends and potential impacts on a statewide basis.
Original Publication Citation
Blando, J., Nguyen, M. N., Sheth-Chandra, M., & Akpinar-Elci, M. (2015). Impact of poor air quality on chronic respiratory problems among the elderly. Paper presented at the 108th Air and Waste Management Association Annual Conference, Raleigh, North Carolina, June 22-25, 2015.
Blando, James D.; Nguyen, My Ngoc; Sheth-Chandra, Manasi; and Akpinar-Elci, Muge, "Impact of Poor Air Quality on Chronic Respiratory Problems Among the Elderly" (2015). Community & Environmental Health Faculty Publications. 78.