Journal article

Association between fire smoke fine particulate matter and asthma-related outcomes: Systematic review and meta-analysis

Nicolas Borchers Arriagada, Joshua A Horsley, Andrew J Palmer, Geoffrey G Morgan, Rachel Tham, Fay H Johnston

Environmental Research | ACADEMIC PRESS INC ELSEVIER SCIENCE | Published : 2019

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Asthma-related outcomes are regularly used by studies to investigate the association between human exposure to landscape fire smoke and health. Robust summary effect estimates are required to inform health protection policy for fire smoke exposure. OBJECTIVE: To conduct a systematic review and meta-analysis to estimate the association between short-term exposure to landscape fire smoke (LFS) fine particulate matter (PM2.5) and asthma-related outcomes. METHODS: We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis following PRISMA guidelines. Four databases (PubMed, Medline, EMBASE and Scopus) and reference lists of recent fire smoke and health reviews were searched. The Newcastle-Ot..

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Funding Acknowledgements

NB is supported by a Tasmania Graduate Research Scholarship, by Asthma Australia through a Top-up Scholarship, and by the New South Wales Bushfire Risk Management Research Hub through a Top-up Scholarship. JH was supported by an Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) Scholarship through the University of Sydney and a Top-up Scholarship from the Centre for Air Pollution, energy and health Research (CAR).