Outdoor Air Pollution: assessing the environmental burden of disease at national and local levels
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Organization/Author: WHO, Environmental burden of disease series, No. 5
Document Status: Submitted, 2009/04/30
Parameters: Pm10 Pm2.5
Description of Document: Method for assessing Environmental Burden of Disease. meta analysis of health studies. The exposure variable for air pollution used in this guide is particulate matter (PM) measured as either PM10 or PM2.5 (i.e. PM less than 10 μm or 2.5 μm in diameter, respectively). Population exposure is characterized by exposure concentrations and the numbers of people exposed at the various exposure levels. Concentrationresponse functions from the epidemiological literature are then applied to the exposed population. These functions relate ambient PM concentrations to cases of premature mortality, and enable the attributable risk to be calculated.
IMPORTAN, helathstudies Review of PM10 and PM2.5
- Pg. 5 Health studies on 5 continents show there is adverse health effects due to air pollution.