AIR POLUTION ASTHMA IN OSAKA, JAPAN
YODOGAWA CHRISTIAN HOSPITAL OSAKA (JAPAN) OSAKA Japan
Pagination or Media Count:
During the past year there has been a marked decrease in the number of cases of bronchitis seen by the Armed Forces in the Kanto Plain area as well as by the civilian hospital in Osaka. This finding may lend support to the conception of immunity conferred by respiratory illnesses. During the past year 64 of chronic bronchitis, acute bronchitis, or bronchial asthma were studied. Seven cases did not cooperate for the pulmonary function studies. These cases were studied by questionnaire, physical examination, laboratory, x-ray and pulmonary function test. There was one case who had bronchial asthma, but had a definite relationship of air pollution to her asthma. This person has greatly improved in an air filtered and air cleaned room. In cooperation with the United States Public Health service Division of Air Pollution, SO2 bubblers and particulate collectors as well as the high volume air sampler, are being used. Weather information instrumentation established at the hospital will aid in the final analysis of the records.
- Medicine and Medical Research
- Air Pollution and Control