Does the Hospital Admission of Patients with Respiratory Disease Increase in Izmir When the PM10 Level is High?

Yalniz E., Uslu O., Bolat E., Altin S., Polat G.

Turkish thoracic journal, vol.21, no.1, pp.32-38, 2020 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 21 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/turkthoracj.2019.180148
  • Journal Name: Turkish thoracic journal
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.32-38
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


OBJECTIVES: Air pollution is caused by exhaust emissions from motor vehicles, fuel consumption for heating of residences, and especially emissions from industrial facilities around the world. The exposure to outdoor air pollution has been associated with acute and chronic health problems, from irritation to death. In this study, we aimed to determine whether air pollution increases the frequency of hospital admission and whether there is a difference between disease subgroups, age, and gender, in the 2-year period in Izmir province where - air pollution is increasing.