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Your Environment. Your Health.

Air pollution in Karachi, Pakistan

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Centre University at Albany
David O. Carpenter
Principal Investigator
University at Albany
Haider Khwaja
Description of Cohort Air samples were collected for PM2.5, and daily rates of hospitalization for cardiovascular and respiratory disease related to daily air concentrations.
Location of Cohort Karachi, Pakistan
Chemicals/Exposures Studied Particulate air pollution with monitoring of metal concentrations
Health or Social Effects Studied Daily changes in rates of hospitalization for cardiovascular and respiratory disease.
Samples Collected Particulates
Questionnaires No
Key Findings Particulate levels in Karachi are among the highest anywhere in the world, and are correlated with rates of hospitalization for cardiovascular and respiratory disease.
Key Findings Health data is not yet analyzed and air pollution is excessive in these cities.
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