In this project we evaluated the impact of air pollutants on children’s health in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, Mexico, focusing on groups that have different living conditions as estimated by their socio-economic status (SES). We studied two major health outcomes, mortality and morbidity, and their relation to ambient air pollutant levels of particulate matter less than 10 µm and ozone.
The results obtained provide information on the adverse health effect of air pollution among children. The number of cases attributable to air pollution can then be calculated in order to provide decision makers with an estimate of the burden of diseases associated with this environmental threat among children who are vulnerable because of their living conditions.
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