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Urban air pollution, and asthma and COPD hospital emergency room visits
  1. J I Halonen1,
  2. T Lanki1,2,
  3. T Yli-Tuomi1,
  4. M Kulmala3,
  5. P Tiittanen1,
  6. J Pekkanen1,4
  1. 1
    Environmental Epidemiology Unit, National Public Health Institute (KTL), Kuopio, Finland
  2. 2
    Institute of Epidemiology, GSF-Helmholtz Zentrum München, Germany
  3. 3
    Department of Physical Sciences, University of Helsinki, Finland
  4. 4
    School of Public Health and Clinical Nutrition, University of Kuopio, Finland
  1. J Halonen, National Public Health Institute (KTL), Environmental Epidemiology Unit, PO Box 95, FIN-70701 Kuopio, Finland; jaana.halonen{at}ktl.fi

Footnotes

  • See Editorial, page 574

  • Tables S1, S2 and S3, figs S1 and S2, and supplementary data are published online only at http://thorax.bmj.com/content/vol63/issue7

  • Funding: The study was financially supported by the Centre of Excellence Programme 2002–2007 of the Academy of Finland (Contract 53307), the National Technology Fund (TEKES, Contract 40715/01) and the Ministry of Education (Graduate School in Environment Health SYTYKE).

  • Competing interests: None.

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Footnotes

  • See Editorial, page 574

  • Tables S1, S2 and S3, figs S1 and S2, and supplementary data are published online only at http://thorax.bmj.com/content/vol63/issue7

  • Funding: The study was financially supported by the Centre of Excellence Programme 2002–2007 of the Academy of Finland (Contract 53307), the National Technology Fund (TEKES, Contract 40715/01) and the Ministry of Education (Graduate School in Environment Health SYTYKE).

  • Competing interests: None.

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