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IJESD 2012 Vol.3(6): 539-542 ISSN: 2010-0264
DOI: 10.7763/IJESD.2012.V3.282

The Ambient Particular Matter Pollution Situation and its Health Effect in China

Baoqing Wang, Deqing Wang, Shuai Yin, and Shu Yao

Abstract—Particular matter is the main pollutant for the ambient environment in China. Some PM10 pollution index data were analyzed for four different cities. Exposure-response between PM10, PM2.5 and daily mortality of inhabitants in China was discussed. Epidemiological literature of PM10, PM2.5 and daily mortality were extracted using Endnote, and the relationship between PM10, PM2.5 and daily mortality of inhabitants using meta-analysis method. The results show that the air pollution index average value is 92.8, 74, 67.9 and 75.1 for Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Chongqing, respectively. It is more serious for PM10 pollution in Beijing than other three cities. The daily mortality of inhabitants increase by 0.29% (95% CI: 0.21%-0.38%) and 0.56% (95% CI: 0.40%-0.72%), as the concentration of PM10, PM2.5 increase a certain degree (10μg/m³). The results of meta-analysis can provide the scientific basis for particular matter pollution control. The related control measurements should be made to reduce PM pollution

Index Terms—PM10, PM2.5, Meta-analysis, pollution situation, control measurement.

The authors are with College of Environmental Science and Engineering, Nankai University, Tianjin, China (e-mail: wbqchina@163.com).

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Cite: Baoqing Wang, Deqing Wang, Shuai Yin, and Shu Yao, "The Ambient Particular Matter Pollution Situation and its Health Effect in China," International Journal of Environmental Science and Development vol. 3, no. 6, pp. 539-542, 2012.

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  • ISSN: 2010-0264 (Print)
  • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Environ. Sci. Dev.
  • Frequency: Monthly
  • DOI: 10.18178/IJESD
  • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Richard Haynes
  • Executive Editor: Ms. Nancy Y. Liu
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