Public health, environmental and social determinants of health (PHE)

Ambient air pollution: A global assessment of exposure and burden of disease

World Health Organization

Publication details

Editors: World Health Organization
Publication date: 2016
Languages: English
ISBN: 9789241511353



This report presents a summary of methods and results of the latest WHO global assessment of ambient air pollution exposure and the resulting burden of disease.

Air pollution has become a growing concern in the past few years, with an increasing number of acute air pollution episodes in many cities worldwide. As a result, data on air quality is becoming increasingly available and the science underlying the related health impacts is also evolving rapidly.

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