ERF for short term PM10 exposure and lower respiratory symptoms (LRS)
|Moderator:Virpi Kollanus (see all)|
Exposure-response function for short-term (acute) exposure to ambient air particulate matter (PM) with an aerodynamic diameter < 10 µm and lower respiratory symptoms (LRS). Lower respiratory symptoms include wheezing, chest tightness, shortness of breath, and cough.
Dimensions and boundaries relevant for the variable
- Age of exposed population
- Health status of the exposed population
- Country/other geographic area
- Annual change of 1.30 (95% Cl 0.15, 2.43) in symptom days per adult with chronic respiratory symptoms per 10 µg/m3 PM10
- Approximately 30% of adult population are estimated to have chronic respiratory symptoms
- Annual change of 1.86 (95% Cl 0.92, 2.77) in symptom days per child (general population) aged 5-14 per 10 µg/m3 PM10
Annual change in symptom days per person per 10 µg/m3 exposure
|Age group||Population||LRS days||95% Cl|
|5-14||General population||1.86||0.92, 2.77|
|Adult||People with chronic respiratory symptoms||1.30||0.15, 2.43|
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