Health impact assessment of a reduction in ambient PM(2.5) levels in Spain


Health effects linked to exposure to high air pollutant levels have been described in depth, and many recent epidemiologic studies have also consistently reported positive associations between exposure to air pollutants at low concentrations (particularly PM(2.5)) and adverse health outcomes. The objective of this paper is to estimate the number of avoidable deaths associated with reducing PM(2.5) levels in Spain.


Boldo, E. Linares, C. Lumbreras, J. Borge, R. Narros, A. Garcia-Perez, J. Fernandez-Navarro, P. Perez-Gomez, B. Aragones, N. Ramis, R. Pollan, M. Moreno, T. Karanasiou, A. Lopez-Abente, G.


Environmental International, 2011


Adult, Aged, Air Pollutants/*analysis, Air Pollution/adverse effects/prevention & control/*statistic