Air pollution and respiratory morbidity in israel: A review of accumulated empiric evidence

Nili Greenberg, Rafael Carel, Boris A. Portnov

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Abstract

Studies of the respiratory effects of air pollution in Israel published in peer-reviewed journals have been infrequent. Most empiric evidence relates to the association between air pollution and childhood asthma; other air pollution effects on other illnesses are less thoroughly studied. Our evaluation provides a possible explanation for the quite contradictory results demonstrated in the various studies. Actual effect estimates appear to differ considerably, ranging from no air pollution effect to a reasonably strong association detected between PM10 and asthma. We attribute these discrepancies to different research methodologies and different types of data used in various studies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)445-450
Number of pages6
JournalIsrael Medical Association Journal
Volume17
Issue number7
StatePublished - 1 Jul 2015
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Air pollution
  • Asthma
  • Israel
  • Respiratory morbidity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (all)

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