Mortality related to cold and air pollution in London after allowance for effects of associated weather patterns.

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Source
Environ Res. 2001 Jul;86(3):209-16
Publication Type
Article
Date
Jul-2001
Author
W R Keatinge
G C Donaldson
Author Affiliation
Biomedical Sciences, St. Bartholomew's and the Royal London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary and Westfield College, Mile End Road, London, E1 4NS, United Kingdom.
Source
Environ Res. 2001 Jul;86(3):209-16
Date
Jul-2001
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Age Distribution
Aged
Aged, 80 and over
Air Pollution - adverse effects - analysis
Carbon Monoxide - adverse effects - analysis
Cold Climate - adverse effects
Humans
London
Middle Aged
Mortality - trends
Regression Analysis
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
Smoke - adverse effects - analysis
Sulfur Dioxide - adverse effects - analysis
Temperature
Time Factors
Weather
Abstract
We looked for atypical weather patterns that could confound, and explain large inconsistencies in, conventional estimates of mortality due to SO(2), CO, and smoke. Using Greater London data for 1976-1995 in the linear temperature/mortality range 0-15 degrees C we determined weather patterns associated with pollutants (all deseasonalized) by single regressions of daily temperature, wind, rain, humidity, and sunshine at successive days advance and delay. Polluted days were colder (P0.05) some increase with smoke, perhaps acting as surrogate for PM(10), for which data were too scanty to analyze.
PubMed ID
11453671 View in PubMed
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