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Tempêtes de poussière et mortalité de cause non accidentelle aux États-Unis Volume 16, issue 3, May-June 2017

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* This news is based on the following article: Crooks JL, Cascio W, Percy M, Reyes J, Neas L, Hilborn E. The association between dust storms and daily non-accidental mortality in the United States, 1993-2005. Environ Health Perspect 2016; 124: 1735-43.doi: 10.1289/EHP216

 

This estimation of the impact of dust storms on non-accidental mortality in the United States suggests that exposure to particles during these natural events is a more pressing public health problem than previously thought. The authors argue for information campaigns and early warning systems.