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An evaluation of public health impact of ambient air pollution under various energy scenarios in Shanghai, China
Haidong Kan, Bingheng Chen, Changhong Chen, Qingyan Fu and Minghua Chen Atmospheric Environment 38(1) (2004) pp. 95-102

Abstract

To investigate the potential public health impact of ambient air pollution under various energy scenarios in Shanghai, we estimated the air pollution exposure level of the general population under various planned energy scenarios, and assessed the potential public health impact using the concentration–response functions derived from available epidemiologic studies. The results show that ambient air pollution in relation to various energy scenarios could have significant impact on the health status of Shanghai residents. Compared with base case scenario, implementation of various energy scenarios could prevent 608–5144 and 1189–10,462 PM10-related avoidable deaths (mid-value) in 2010 and 2020, respectively; and it could also decrease substantial cases of relevant diseases. These findings illustrate that an effective energy and environmental policy will play an active role in reduction of air pollutant emissions, improvement of air quality, and public health.

Download the full document: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.atmosenv.2003.09.038

Copyright © 2003 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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Topics
Measuring impacts
Authors
Fu, Qingyan
Kan, Haidong
Chen, Bingheng
Chen, Changhong
Chen, Minghua

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