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Particulate Matter Tied to Cardiovascular and Respiratory Deaths

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NIEHS-supported researchers at Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health announced their research, finding a strong correlation between exposure to particulate matter air pollution and death from all causes, including cardiovascular and respiratory illnesses. These analyses strengthen the argument for maintaining air quality standards for particulate matter.

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Dominici F, McDermott A, Zeger SL, Samet JM. 2003. National maps of the effects of particulate matter on mortality: Exploring geographical variation. Environ Health Perspect 111(1):39-44. [Abstract] [PDF] [Full Text]

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