We investigated effects of ultrafine and fine particulate matter on cause-specific hospital admissions in Central and Eastern European cities. We found that a 2,750 particles/cm3 increase of ultrafine particles caused an increase in the risk of respiratory hospital admissions. We also found increases in the risk of cardiovascular and respiratory admissions associated with exposure to particulate matter of aerodynamic diameter < 2.5 µm.
Helmholtz Zentrum München-German Research Center for Environmental Health, Institute of Epidemiology II, Neuherberg, Germany
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Lanzinger S, Schneider A, Breitner S, Stafoggia M, Erzen I, Dostal M, Pastorkova A, Bastian S, Cyrys J, Zscheppang A, Kolodnitska T, Peters A; UFIREG study group: (2016) Ultrafine and Fine Particles and Hospital Admissions in Central Europe. Results from the UFIREG Study. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 194(10):1233-1241. IF 13.204
Praticles size and their deposition in the respiratory tract (http://www.ufireg-central.eu/).