Environmental Health Perspectives - Volume 119, issue 12

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Electronic ISSN
1552-9924
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0091-6765

Abstract

Background: Recent studies have shown an association of short-term exposure to fine particulate matter (PM) with transient increases in blood pressure (BP), but it is unclear whether long-term exposure has an effect on arterial BP and hypertension.

Objectives: We investigated the cross-sect

Journal: Environmental Health Perspectives, vol. 119, no. 12, 2011

Abstract

Large accumulations of algae, or harmful algal blooms (HABs), can release toxins and contribute to oxygen-depleted “dead zones” in waters, causing human health problems and disrupting food webs.1 Costs associated with closed fisheries and beaches caused by marine HABs total at least $8

Journal: Environmental Health Perspectives, vol. 119, no. 12, 2011