Special Issue "The Impact of Air Pollution on Ecosystem Safety, Human Health, and Sustainable Development"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Environmental Health".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2024 | Viewed by 2575
Interests: combustion emissions; regional transport and fates; exposure and risk assessment; energy–environment–health nexus
Interests: renewable bioenergy; environmental impacts assessment; resource recovery; circular economy based clean technologies
Air pollution should be a huge political issue due to its substantial impact on public health. Many studies have estimated significant associations of air pollution with population health damage and economic loss, attracting large international attention. Long-term exposure to atmospheric PM2.5, PM10, SO2, NOX, O3, PAHs, and VOCs has a significant adverse impact on human health and is considered a major cause of morbidity and illnesses including cardiovascular, respiratory, and lung diseases, which could result in a massive health burden and loss of productivity. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), ambient air pollution causes eight million global premature deaths every year, and approximately 50% of these are mainly due to the intake of PM2.5, leading to a loss of 103 million disability-adjusted life years. To improve healthcare, it is urgent that the nonlinear relationships between premature mortality caused by long-term/short-term exposures to different air pollutants and emissions from multiple sectors are evaluated via the combination of tools, such as the chemical transport model, extended response surface model, concentration–response functions, etc. The health benefits from emission reduction due to optimized control measures in different fields, such as industry, fuel consumption, traffic, daily life, etc., should also be quantified. Related research findings could help policymakers and advocates from public, private, and nonprofit sectors to develop further actions that protect public health. Papers addressing these topics, including but not limited to air pollutant emissions, energy transition, low-carbon and low-pollutant emission technologies, the ecosystem and human health impacts associated with air pollution, and sustainable development, are invited for this Special Issue.
Dr. Guofeng Shen
Dr. Gang Li
Dr. Nan Zhao
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- air pollution
- indoor air quality
- environmental effect
- human health
- public health
- economic benefit
- premature death
- respiratory disease