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dc.contributor.author White, N
dc.contributor.author teWaterNaude, J
dc.contributor.author Van der Walt, A
dc.contributor.author Ravenscroft, G
dc.contributor.author Roberts, W
dc.contributor.author Ehrlich, R
dc.date.accessioned 2012-04-17T09:29:26Z
dc.date.available 2012-04-17T09:29:26Z
dc.date.issued 2009-09
dc.identifier.citation White, N, teWaterNaude, J, Van der Walt, A, Ravenscroft, G, Roberts, W and Ehrlich, R. 2009. Meteorologically estimated exposure but not distance predicts asthma symptoms in schoolchildren in the environs of a petrochemical refinery: a cross-sectional study. Environmental Health, 8:45 doi:10.1186/1476-069X-8-45 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1476-069X
dc.identifier.uri http://www.ehjournal.net/content/pdf/1476-069X-8-45.pdf
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10204/5773
dc.description Copyright: 2009 White et al; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. en_US
dc.description.abstract Community concern about asthma prompted an epidemiological study of children living near a petrochemical refinery in Cape Town, South Africa. Because of resource constraints and the complexity of refinery emissions, neither direct environmental measurements nor modelling of airborne pollutants was possible. Instead a meteorologically derived exposure metric was calculated with the refinery as the putative point source. The study aimed to determine whether (1) asthma symptom prevalences were elevated compared to comparable areas in Cape Town and (2) whether there was an association between asthma symptom prevalences and the derived exposure metric. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher BioMed Central en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Workflow;8475
dc.subject Asthma en_US
dc.subject Asthma symptoms en_US
dc.subject Refinery emissions en_US
dc.subject Environmental health en_US
dc.subject Air pollution en_US
dc.subject Cape Town petrochemical refinery en_US
dc.subject Petrochemical refinery en_US
dc.subject Children's health en_US
dc.title Meteorologically estimated exposure but not distance predicts asthma symptoms in schoolchildren in the environs of a petrochemical refinery: a cross-sectional study en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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