alexa A growing role for gender analysis in air pollution epidemiology.


Journal of Environmental Analytical Chemistry

Author(s): Clougherty JE

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Abstract OBJECTIVE: Epidemiologic studies of air pollution effects on respiratory health report significant modification by sex, although results are not uniform. Importantly, it remains unclear whether modifications are attributable to socially derived gendered exposures, to sex-linked physiological differences, or to some interplay thereof. Gender analysis, which aims to disaggregate social from biological differences between males and females, may help to elucidate these possible sources of effect modification. DATA SOURCES AND DATA EXTRACTION: A PubMed literature search was performed in July 2009, using the terms "respiratory" and any of "sex" or "gender" or "men and women" or "boys and girls" and either "PM2.5" (particulate matter This article was published in Environ Health Perspect and referenced in Journal of Environmental Analytical Chemistry

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