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The air we breathe

By Martin J. Ebejer

Abstract

Air pollution has been associated with respiratory ill health for centuries and in recent years much research effort has gone into quantifying the risks and elucidating the mechanisms. Respiratory disease, mostly of the airways is second only by a narrow margin, to cardiovascular disease as the commonest reason for admission to hospital. In this article the author describes the health risks associated with air pollution specifically with asthma as being the commonest respiratory disease in Malta

Topics: Air -- Pollution -- Health aspects, Respiratory diseases -- Environmental aspects, Environmental health
Publisher: Maltese Medical Journal
Year: 1993
OAI identifier: oai:www.um.edu.mt:123456789/294
Provided by: OAR@UM

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