AIR POLLUTION AND RESPIRATORY DISEASE A PRELIMINARY REPORT
Journal/Book: Reprinted from The American Journal of the Medical Sciences Vol. 240 No. 3 September 1960. 1960;
Abstract: F. C. Dohan M.D. ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF CLINICAL MEDICINE UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA PHILADELPHIA PENNSYLVANIA AND MEDICAL DIRECTOR RADIO CORPORATION OF AMERICA AND E. W. TAYLOR B.S. COORDINATOR MEDICAL PROGRAMS ADMINISTRATION RADIO CORPORATION OF AMERICA (From the Department of Medicine School of Medicine University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia Pennsylvania and Staff Health Service Radio Corporation of America Camden New Jersey ) *We are grateful to Mr. William Swartz Manager Employee Benefits and Safety Personnel RCA Staff and to Mr. Dennis McCarthy Group Adjuster Travelers Insurance Company Camden New Jersey for their cooperation. Summary. A high correlation between the average concentration of an air pollutant (sulfates) and the incidence of respiratory diseases in women working in five cities has been demonstrated. This in association with other information suggests that susceptibility to or duration of some common respiratory infections is increased by exposure to the air pollutants measured as sulfates. . . .