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Older Adults and Air Quality
http://airnow.gov/index. cfm?action=
static.olderadults

Air Quality

Environmental Protection Agency

Air Quality Index
www.airnow.gov

Indoor Air Quality
www.epa.gov/iaq/

Smoke Free Homes
www.epa.gov/smokefree/

Environmental Health

MedlinePlus
www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/
airpollution.html

Heart Disease and Stroke

American Heart Association
http://www.americanheart.org/presenter.
jhtml?identifier=4786

Lung Diseases

National Heart Lung  and Blood Institute
http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/public/lung/
index.htm

American Lung Association
http://www.lungusa.org

Women's Health Issues

National Research  Center for Women and
Families
http://www.center4research.org/

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
http://www.4women.gov/
1  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,
http://www.cdc.gov/DHDSP/announcements/
american_heart_month.htm
2  American Lung Association, http://www.lungusa.
http://www.lungusa.org/site/apps/s/content.asp?c=d
vLUK900E&b=34706&Ct=3052283
3  Muldon, S.B.; Cauley, J.A.; Kuller, L.H.; Morrow,
L; Needleman, H.L; Scott, J.; Hooper, F.J.; Effects of
blood levels on cognitive  function of older women.
4 American Heart Association,
http://www.americanheart.org/presenter/
jhtml?identifier=4419
5 Brook, R.D.; Franklin B.; Cascio W.; Hong, Y.;
Howard G.; Lipsett, M.; Luepker, R.; Mittleman, M.;
Samet, J.; Smith Jr, S.C.; and Tager, I., 2004. Air
pollution and cardiovascular disease. Circulation
109:2655-2671. http://circ.ahajournals.org/cgi/
content/full/109/21/2655
6 Zanobetti, A.; and Schwartz, J., 2007. Particulate air
pollution, progression, and survival after myocardial
infarction. Environmental Health  Perspectives
115(5):769-774.
7 Miller, K.A.; Siscovick, D.S.; Sheppard, L; Shepherd,
K.; Sullivan, J.H.; Anderson, G.L.; and Kaufman,
J.D., 2007. Long-term exposure to air pollution and
incidence of cardiovascular events in women. N Engl J
Of Med. 365(5):447-458.
8 Zanobetti, A. and Schwartz, J., 2002. Cardiovascular
damage by airborne particles: are diabetics are more
susceptible? Epidemiology 13(5): 588-592.
9 Barr, R.G.; Wentowski, C.C.; Grodstein, F.;
Somers, S.C.; Stampfer, M.J.; Schwartz, J.; Speizer,
F.E.; and Camargo, C.A. 2004. Perspective study of
postmenopausal hormone use and newly diagnosed
asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Arch Intern Med. 164: 379 - 386.
10  U.S. Department of Health and Human Services,
http://www.4woman.gov/minority/americanindian/
diabetes.cfm.
11  National Poison Control Center Data, 1993-1998.
12  Dich, J.; Zahm, S.H.; Hanberg, A.; and Adami,
H., 2004. Pesticides  and cancer. Cancer Causes &
Control,8(3), 420-443.
13  Kamel, F. and Hoppin, J.A., 2004. Association
of pesticide exposure with  neurologic dysfunction
and disease. Environmental Health Perspective,
112(9),950-958.
14  Nash, D.; Magder, L.S.; Sherwin,  R.; Rubin,  R.J.;
and Silbergeld, E.K., 2004. Bone density-related
predictors of blood lead level among pre- and
postmenopausal women in the United States.
American Journal of Epidemiology,  160, 901-911.
15  Carpenter, D.O., 2001. Effects of metals on the
nervous system of humans and animals. International
Journal of Occupational Medicine and Environmental
Health, 14(3), 209-218.
 Hindi translation of: Women and Environmental Health
 Publication Number: EPA 100-F-10-007

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