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October 25, 2006

Hospital Admissions and Fine Particulate Air Pollution

Author Affiliations

Letters Section Editor: Robert M. Golub, MD, Senior Editor.

JAMA. 2006;296(16):1966-1967. doi:10.1001/jama.296.16.1966-b

To the Editor: The article by Dr Dominici and colleagues1 is intended as scientific evidence that can provide a rationale for setting a PM2.5 National Ambient Air Quality Standard by the EPA. Although this study is carefully constructed, it does not consider several problems that should be addressed before these results can coherently be used for establishing public policy.

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