Title: What we breathe impacts our health: improving understanding of the link between air pollution and health
Authors: WEST JasonCOHEN AaronDENTENER FranciscusBRUNEKREEF BertZHU TongARMSTRONG BenBELL M.lBRAUER MichaelCARMICHAEL G.r.COSTA DanDOCKERY DouglasKLEEMAN MichaelKRYZANOWSKI MichalKUNZLI NinoLIOUSSE C.LUNG CandiceMARTIN Randall V.Poschl U.POPE C.a.ROBERTS JamesRUSSELL TedWIEDINMEYER Christine
Citation: ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY vol. 50 no. 10 p. 4895-4904
Publisher: AMER CHEMICAL SOC
Publication Year: 2016
JRC N°: JRC100304
ISSN: 0013-936X
URI: http://pubs.acs.org/doi/pdf/10.1021/acs.est.5b03827
http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC100304
DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.5b03827
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: 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. In particular, research is needed to better understand the chemical and physical properties of complex air pollutant mixtures, and to use new observations provided by satellites, advanced in-situ measurement techniques, and distributed micro monitoring networks, coupled with models, to better characterize air pollution exposure for epidemiological research, and to better quantify the effects of specific source sectors and mitigation strategies.
JRC Directorate:Sustainable Resources

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