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Human health risk assessment due to ambient PM10 and SO2 by an air quality modeling technique

(2017) Human health risk assessment due to ambient PM10 and SO2 by an air quality modeling technique. Process Safety and Environmental Protection. pp. 346-354. ISSN 0957-5820

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Exposure to air pollutants may be an important environmental risk factor for human health. The main objective of this study was to assess the health impacts of exposure to particulate matter of aerodynamic diameter <= 10 mu g (PM10) and to sulfur dioxide (SO2) using the AirQ2.2.3 software developed by the WHO European Center for Environment and Health. Daily concentrations of PM10 and SO2 were used to assess the health effects. With regard to the mortality, the results showed that 3.9 (95 CI: 3.3-4.5) of total, 4.2 (95 CI: 2.7-9.05) of cardiovascular, and 6.2 (95 CI: 4.2-16.9) of respiratory mortality were related to PM10 concentrations above 10 mu g/m(3), respectively. In addition, 1.7 (95 CI: 1.3-2.06) of total, 3.4 (95 CI: 0.78-5.0) of cardiovascular, and 2 (95 CI: 2.5-5.7) of respiratory death were attributed to SO2 levels higher than 10 mu g/m(3), respectively. Given these findings, urgent policy decisions are needed to reduce the death caused by air pollution, and better quantification studies are recommended. (C) 2017 Institution of Chemical Engineers. Published by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Health risk AirQ software Mortality PM10 SO2 hospital admissions cardiopulmonary mortality particulate matter pollution exposure association disease cities london impact Engineering
Page Range: pp. 346-354
Journal or Publication Title: Process Safety and Environmental Protection
Journal Index: ISI
Volume: 111
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ISSN: 0957-5820
Depositing User: مهندس مهدی شریفی

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