Ambient Air Pollution-related Mortality in Dairy Cattle: Does It Corroborate Human Findings?

Last updated on 22-8-2019 by Anonymous (niet gecontroleerd)

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BACKGROUND: Despite insights for humans, short-term associations of air pollution with mortality to our knowledge have never been studied in animals. We investigated the association between ambient air pollution and risk of mortality in dairy cows and assessed effect modification by season.METHODS: We collected ozone (O3), particulate matter (PM10), and nitrogen dioxide (NO2) concentrations at the municipality level for 87,108 dairy cow deaths in Belgium from 2006 to 2009. We combined a case-crossover design with time-varying distributed lag models.RESULTS: We found acute and delayed associ…

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