Effects of temperature and ozone on daily mortality during the August 2003 heat wave in France

Dear, K., Ranmuthugala, G., Kjellstrom, T., Skinner, C. and Hanigan, I. (2005) Effects of temperature and ozone on daily mortality during the August 2003 heat wave in France. Archives of Environmental & Occupational Health, 60 4: 205-212. doi:10.3200/AEOH.60.4.205-212


Author Dear, K.
Ranmuthugala, G.
Kjellstrom, T.
Skinner, C.
Hanigan, I.
Title Effects of temperature and ozone on daily mortality during the August 2003 heat wave in France
Journal name Archives of Environmental & Occupational Health   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0003-9896
1933-8244
Publication date 2005-07-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.3200/AEOH.60.4.205-212
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 60
Issue 4
Start page 205
End page 212
Total pages 8
Place of publication Philadelphia, PA, United States
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Language eng
Abstract During the summer of 2003, Europe experienced a heat wave that lasted almost 2 weeks in which high temperatures were accompanied by exceptionally high ozone levels. Unfortunately, few studies have examined the effects of temperature and ozone simultaneously. The authors use constrained distributed lag models to estimate the effects of daily temperature and peak ozone on mortality in 12 French cities during the heat wave and to estimate the deaths attributable to each component. Elevated minimum and maximum temperature and peak ozone all increase mortality, with substantial interaction effects between temperature and ozone. Researchers expect extreme weather events, along with elevated ozone levels and temperatures, to become more common. Our results suggest that ozone will be an important contributor to the adverse health effects of such events.
Keyword Air pollution
Epidemiology
Exposure assessment
Mortality
Ozone
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Medicine Publications
 
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