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Air Pollution Shoots Up the Risk of Death in Bronchiectasis Patients

by Dr. Enozia Vakil on  September 8, 2013 at 10:08 PM Lifestyle News   - G J E 4
Living close to a busy road is associated with a higher risk of death due to bronchiectasis, a new study revealed.

The research has added to the growing body of evidence demonstrating the damaging effects of road-side pollution.
 Air Pollution Shoots Up the Risk of Death in Bronchiectasis Patients
Air Pollution Shoots Up the Risk of Death in Bronchiectasis Patients
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The study investigated the association between the residential distance to a main road and the number of deaths in a group of 189 people with non- cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis between June 2006 and October 2012.

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The researchers used hazard ratios to estimate the risk of death. The findings showed that participants were less likely to die from bronchiectasis the further they lived from a major road.

The study is to be presented at the European Respiratory Society (ERS) Annual Congress in Barcelona.

Source: ANI
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