Public Health and Environment (PHE)

Health impacts


Are there health effects from both short and long term exposure to urban outdoor air pollution?

Health effects are seen from both short and long term exposure to urban outdoor air pollution. For example, asthmatics are at an increased risk of an asthma attack on a single day with higher ground-level ozone concentrations. Whereas for example, individuals exposed chronically (e.g. years) to high levels of particulate matter are at increased risk for cardiovascular disease.

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