CERH researchers co-author one of the New England Journal of Medicine’s Notable Articles of 2019

Professor of Public health Jouni Jaakkola and postdoctoral researcher Niilo Ryti are co-authors in an article chosen as one of the Notable Articles of 2019 by the leading medical journal the New England Journal of Medicine.

The article “Ambient Particulate Air Pollution and Daily Mortality in 652 Cities” has been published on August 22, 2019. The study analyses data from 652 cities or regions from 24 countries and four continents. According to the study, an increase of 10 μg per cubic meter in the 2-day moving average of PM10 concentration, which represents the average over the current and previous day, was associated with increases of 0.44% in daily all-cause mortality on average. The corresponding increases in daily mortality for the same change in PM2.5 concentration were 0.68%.

The authors of the article are members of an international Multi-Country Multi-City (MCC) Collaborative Research Network, which is a collaboration of research teams working on a program aiming to produce epidemiological evidence on associations between environmental stressors, climate, and health.

Article: Liu C, Chen R, Sera F, Vicedo-Cabrera A, Guo Y, Tong S, de Sousa Zanotti Stagliorio Coelho M, Hilario P Saldiva N, Lavigne E, Matus Correa P, Valdes Ortega N, Osorio Garcia S, Pascal M, Stafoggia M, Scortichini M, Hashizume M, Honda Y, Hurtado M, Cruz J, Nunes B, Teixeira JP, Kim H, Tobias A, Íñiguez C, Forsberg B, Åström C, Ragettli MS, Guo YLL, Chen BY, Bell ML, Wright CY, Scovronick N, Garland R, Milojevic A, Kyselý J, Urban A, Orru H, Indermitte E, Jaakkola JJK, Ryti NRI, Zanobetti A, Schwartz J, Cohen A, Gasparrini A, Kan H. Ambient Particulate Air Pollution and Daily Mortality in 652 Cities. N Engl J Med 2019; 381:705-715. DOI: 10.1056/NEJMoa1817364.

NEJM notable articles 2019 publication: https://cdn.nejm.org/pdf/Notable-Articles-of-2019.pdf

Original article: https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1817364

Video summary of the article: https://www.nejm.org/do/10.1056/NEJMdo005566/full/

Editorial of the article: https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMe1909053

Last updated: 28.1.2020