Ambient Air Pollution Exposure and Human Health
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2023) | Viewed by 11165
Interests: environmental health; air pollution; indoor air; exposure science; particulate matter
Interests: environmental health, risk assessment, air pollution; environmental health surveillance system; exposure science; indoor air qulaity; environmental monitoring; environmental modeling
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Human exposure to ambient air pollutants has been a global public health concern for decades. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that almost all of the worldwide population (99%) breathe air that exceeds WHO guidelines and contains high levels of pollutants. Exposure to air pollutants such as PM2.5, PM10, NOx, SOx, CO, lead, ozone, VOCs, diesel particles, black carbons, and PAHs increases morbidity and mortality globally, disproportionately impacting poor communities and countries. In addition to the contribution of anthropogenic fossil fuel combustion, climate-change-associated wildfires and droughts increase ambient air pollution and the burden of disease. Several efforts in science have urged policy developments to reduce air pollution. Consequently, in the countries and regions that implemented stricter control of emission sources, there have been improvements in air quality, but fewer studies recognized the benefits. Spatial and temporal analyses of local, regional, and microenvironmental air pollution exposure assessments and human health effects will characterize the air pollution problems related to the changing emission sources and climates.
The topics of interest, on which authors are invited and welcome to submit original research papers, reviews, and short communications, include (but are not limited to) the following:
- Exposure assessment in the microenvironments impacted by ambient air pollution;
- Spatial and temporal analyses on the mobile sources and human health impact;
- Impact of wildfire and drought on local/regional air pollution and toxic health effects;
- Ambient air pollution penetration indoor air quality problems;
- Real-time and continuous monitoring data and novel data modeling and analyses methodology;
- Evaluation of health risk assessments derived from ambient air pollution.
Dr. Jaymin Kwon
Prof. Dr. Cheol Min Lee
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- spatial and temporal analysis
- air pollutant characterization in microenvironments
- continuous data utilization
- fossil fuel combustion
- biomass burning
- climate change induced air pollution
- human health impact and exposure assessment
- progress in health effects by air quality policy implementation
- environmental justice in air polluted areas
- health effects of secondary aerosols and gases