Serial correlation and confounders in time-series air pollution studies

Bin B Jalaludin, Guy B Marks and Geoffrey G Morgan
Med J Aust 2002; 177 (7): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2002.tb04853.x
Published online: 7 October 2002

To the Editor: The recent article by Johnston et al is an important contribution to the small but growing body of literature on the health effects of particulate matter (PM) pollution derived from bush or forest fire.1 The authors studied an important wood smoke PM exposure in Australia and showed consistent associations between higher concentrations of PM and emergency department presentations for asthma. Most research on the effects of PM has focused on motor-vehicle-derived PM pollution.2,3

  • Bin B Jalaludin
  • Guy B Marks
  • Geoffrey G Morgan



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