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The short term burden of ambient fine particulate matter on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in Ningbo, China

  • Guoxing Li1,
  • Jing Huang1,
  • Guozhang Xu2,
  • Xiaochuan Pan1,
  • Xujun Qian3,
  • Jiaying Xu4,
  • Yan Zhao1,
  • Tao Zhang2,
  • Qichen Liu1,
  • Xinbiao Guo1 and
  • Tianfeng He2Email author
Contributed equally
Environmental Health201716:54

Received: 10 December 2016

Accepted: 1 May 2017

Published: 6 June 2017

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Original Submission
10 Dec 2016 Submitted Original manuscript
9 Jan 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Antonio Ponce de Leon
12 Mar 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Gerard Hoek
30 Mar 2017 Author responded Author comments - Guoxing Li
Resubmission - Version 2
30 Mar 2017 Submitted Manuscript version 2
1 May 2017 Editorially accepted
6 Jun 2017 Article published 10.1186/s12940-017-0253-1

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Authors’ Affiliations

Department of Occupational and Environmental Health Sciences, Peking University School of Public Health, Beijing, China
Ningbo Municipal Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Ningbo, China
Ningbo First Hospital, Ningbo, China
Tulan University, New Orleans, USA