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What We Breathe Impacts Our Health: Improving Understanding of the Link between Air Pollution and Health
Air pollution contributes to the premature deaths of millions of people each year around the world, and air quality problems are growing in many developing nations. While past policy efforts have succeeded in reducing particulate matter and trace gases in North America and Europe, adverse health effects are found at even these lower levels of air pollution. Future policy actions will benefit from improved understanding of the interactions and health effects of different chemical species and source categories. Achieving this new understanding requires air pollution scientists and engineers to work increasingly closely with health scientists.
- Resource Type
- Peer-reviewed article
Shih-Chun Candice Lung
- Resource URL
- Environmental Science & Technology
- Journal Abbr.
- Environ. Sci. Technol.
- March 24, 2016
- Organization Type
- Health and Human Impact
- Climate and Environmental Impact
- Emission Sources
- Fossil Fuel
Climate mitigation/GHG reduction
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