Friday, February 11, 2011

Air Pollution Impacts on Health- Literature Survey

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Estimating Health Impacts of Urban Air Pollution (14 page, SIM-air Working Paper Series: 06-2008, Oct. 2008)

Key Quotes:

“The Health Effects Institute (USA) conducted a detailed literature survey on the impact of outdoor air pollution on human health“

“depend on the pollutant type, its concentration in the air, length of exposure, other pollutants in the air, and individual susceptibility.“

“Both short-term and long-term exposures have also been linked with premature mortality and reduced life expectancy.“

“The study’s finding of a 0.6% increase in mortality for every 20μg/m3 of exposure to particulate air pollution”
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