Effect of Air Pollution Control on Mortality and Hospital Admissions in Ireland

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Principal Investigator:
Douglas Dockery, Chair, Department of Environmental Health and Professor of Environmental Epidemiology

Department:
Department of Environmental Health/ Exposure, Epidemiology and Risk Program

Dates of Research:
February 1, 2003 — October 31, 2008

Description:

This project will conduct an assessment of the effect of staggered air pollution controls (ban on coal sales) in 1990 (Dublin), 1995 (Cork), 1998 (Limerick, Dundalk, Drogheda, Wexford, and Arklow) on cause-specific mortality and hospital admission.