Ultrafine particle exposure heightens risk for respiratory mortality

Individuals faced a high risk for respiratory mortality 5 to 7 days after being exposed to ultrafine particle pollution, according to results published in American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.
“The pooled results of our time-series study indicated an increased risk for respiratory mortality after exposure to [ultrafine particles],” Maximilian Schwarz, MSc, of the Institute of Epidemiology at Helmholtz Zentrum München-German Research Center for Environmental Health, and colleagues wrote. “In particular, delayed effects were seen for multiday averages

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