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Outdoor Air Pollution and Uncontrolled Asthma in the San Joaquin Valley, California (Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health)

August 1, 2009

CHIS Journal Article

Authors: Ying-Ying Meng, Dr.P.H., Rudolph P. Rull, Michelle Wilhelm, PhD, Christina Lombardi, MPH, John Balmes, MD, Beate Ritz, MD, PhD

The San Joaquin Valley in California ranks among the worst in the USA in terms of air quality, and its residents report some of the highest rates of asthma symptoms and asthma-related emergency department visits and hospitalizations in California. Using 2001 California Health Interview Survey data, the authors examined associations between air pollution and asthma morbidity in this region.

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