Journal article

Physiological and perceived health effects from daily changes in air pollution and weather among persons with heart failure: A panel study

Mark S Goldberg, Amanda J Wheeler, Richard T Burnett, Nancy E Mayo, Marie-France Valois, James M Brophy, Nadia Giannetti

JOURNAL OF EXPOSURE SCIENCE AND ENVIRONMENTAL EPIDEMIOLOGY | NATURE PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2015

Abstract

We carried out this daily diary panel study in Montreal, Quebec, to determine whether oxygen saturation, pulse rate, blood pressure, self-rated health, and shortness of breath at night were associated with concentrations of indoor carbon monoxide (CO), and indoor and outdoor fine particles (PM2.5), temperature, and relative humidity. Over a 2-month consecutive period between 2008 and 2010, we measured daily indoor and outdoor levels of the air pollutants and weather variables and 55 subjects measured their daily health and other variables. To estimate the associations between the health outcomes and the environmental exposures, we used a mixed effects regression model using an autoregressive..

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