Every effort has been made to ensure that the information contained in this book is complete and
accurate. However, the publisher is not engaged in rendering professional advice or services to the
individual reader. The ideas, procedures and suggestions contained in this book are general and not
intended as a substitute for consulting a relevant specialist in individual cases. The publisher would in
any event always advise the reader to consult his or her doctor or other health professional for specific
information on personal health matters.
The matrices that follow are designed as guidelines to assist readers in setting their own bench-
mark requirements for SIEM system testing. While this is a benchmark checklist, readers must
remember that benchmarking, itself, is governed by variables speciﬁc to each organization. For
a real-life example, consider an article in eSecurity Planet, in which Aurora Health in Michigan
estimated that they produced 5,000–10,000 EPS, depending upon the time of day.
that means during the normal ebb and ﬂow of network trafﬁc.
Unfortunately, to our knowledge, direct estimates of Mexican WTP for reductions in the
health endpoints considered in this paper are not yet available. Therefore, we use WTP
parameters (for adult respiratory symptom days, adult reduced activity days, asthma attacks, and
chronic bronchitis) that are based on U.S. studies. But given that average income adjusted for
purchasing power parity is approximately four times as high in the United States as in Mexico,
Mexican WTP may be lower than American WTP. Cultural factors may also cause WTP in the
two countries to differ.
But these two points are relatively minor. The main question addressed by our health
damages modeling is: just how significant are health damages attributable to maquiladora
emissions? On the face of it, the damages are quite serious. Even if we assume conservatively
that emissions are controlled at U.S. levels, the iron foundry is accountable for four emergency
room visits, thousands of adult respiratory symptom days, and hundreds of asthma attacks every
If we assume that the level of pollution control is the average between the “no controls”
Introduction Many Americans are affected by asthma, a serious chronic lung condition characterized by episodes or attacks of inflammation and narrowing of the small airways in response to asthma triggers. Over the past two decades, the burden of asthma in the United States has increased. However, within the last few years, mortality and hospitalizations due to asthma have
Asthma like symptoms spontaneously go into remission in
a substantial proportion of children 5 years and younger.
Therefore, the continued need for asthma treatment in this
age group should be assessed at least twice a year.
Component 4 - Manage Asthma Exacerbations:
Exacerbations of asthma (asthma attacks or acute
asthma) are episodes of progressive increase in shortness
of breath, cough, wheezing, or chest tightness, or some
combination of these symptoms. Severe exacerbations
are potentially life threatening, and their treatment requires
Bệnh suyễn là một bệnh kinh niên với những cơn suyễn bị đi bị lại (recurrent asthmatic attacks Bệnh nhân bị những cơn thở khò khè (wheezing) và khó thở (shortness of breath). Bất cứ tuổi nào cũng có thể bị suyễn nhưng có đến 50% xẩy ra ở trẻ em dưới 10 tuổi. Ở trẻ em suyễn có nhiều hơn ở trẻ em trai hơn là trẻ em gái. Nhưng ở người lớn, đàn bà lại bị suyễn nhiều hơn đàn ông.
Since the mid-1980s, asthma rates in the U.S. have skyrocketed to
epidemic levels, particularly in young children. In the U.S. alone,
around 16 million people suffer from asthma. Asthma is a serious
chronic disorder, and in some cases life-threatening disease, of the
lungs characterized by recurrent attacks of bronchial constriction,
which cause breathlessness, wheezing, and coughing. Researchers
have found that pesticide exposure can induce a poisoning effect
linked to asthma.