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Arrow BulletState of the Region's Health Report 2002 - Focus on Asthma

Asthma and Air Pollution.

  • In 2001 in Peel, an estimated 58 hospitalizations for asthma were attributed to air pollution. This is equivalent to nearly 5% of all asthma hospitalizations.
  • An estimated 172,000 "asthma symptom days" were attributed to air pollution in 2001 in Peel.
  • In 2001 in Peel, annual health care costs for hospital admissions and minor illnesses related to asthma were estimated to be over $2.5 million.

Chapter Four - Air Pollution and Asthma
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