Association of Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest with Exposure to Fine Particulate and Ozone Ambient Air Pollution from Case-Crossover Analysis Results: Are the Standards Protective?

Certain air pollutants, including ozone and particulate matter smaller than 2.5 microns in size, have been linked to out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. In this study, researchers examine whether current air pollution standards are protective of health for the public and sensitive subpopulations.

By Loren Raun, Ph.D., Faculty Fellow, Department of Statistics, Rice University and Katherine B. Ensor, Ph.D., Chair, Department of Statistics, Rice University