Soneja, S., Jiang, C., Fisher, J., et al. (2016). Exposure to Extreme Heat and Precipitation Events Associated with Increased Risk of Hospitalization for Asthma in Maryland, U.S.A.. Environmental Health. 15:57.
The researchers found that extreme heat events in Maryland increased the risk of same-day hospitalization for asthma by 3 %; higher risk was seen for extreme heat events that occur during summer months. They also found that extreme precipitation events increased the risk of summertime hospitalization by 11 % in Maryland.