Ambient air pollution exposure estimation for the Global Burden of Disease 2013

Brauer, Michael, Freedman, Greg, Frostad, Joseph, van Donkelaar, Aaron, Martin, Randall V., Dentener, Frank, van Dingenen, Rita, Estep, Kara, Amini, Heresh, Apte, Joshua S., Balakrishnan, Kalpana, Barregard, Lars, Broday, David, Feigin, Valery, Ghosh, Santu, Hopke, Philip K., Knibbs, Luke D., Kokubo, Yoshihiro, Liu, Yang, Ma, Stefan, Morawska, Lidia, Sangrador, José Luis Texcalac, Shaddick, Gavin, Anderson, H. Ross, Vos, Theo, Forouzanfar, Mohammad H., Burnett, Richard T. and Cohen, Aaron (2016) Ambient air pollution exposure estimation for the Global Burden of Disease 2013. Environmental Science and Technology, 50 1: 79-88. doi:10.1021/acs.est.5b03709

Author Brauer, Michael
Freedman, Greg
Frostad, Joseph
van Donkelaar, Aaron
Martin, Randall V.
Dentener, Frank
van Dingenen, Rita
Estep, Kara
Amini, Heresh
Apte, Joshua S.
Balakrishnan, Kalpana
Barregard, Lars
Broday, David
Feigin, Valery
Ghosh, Santu
Hopke, Philip K.
Knibbs, Luke D.
Kokubo, Yoshihiro
Liu, Yang
Ma, Stefan
Morawska, Lidia
Sangrador, José Luis Texcalac
Shaddick, Gavin
Anderson, H. Ross
Vos, Theo
Forouzanfar, Mohammad H.
Burnett, Richard T.
Cohen, Aaron
Title Ambient air pollution exposure estimation for the Global Burden of Disease 2013
Journal name Environmental Science and Technology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1520-5851
Publication date 2016-01-05
Year available 2015
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1021/acs.est.5b03709
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 50
Issue 1
Start page 79
End page 88
Total pages 10
Place of publication Washington, DC, United States
Publisher American Chemical Society
Collection year 2016
Language eng
Subject 1600 Chemistry
2304 Environmental Chemistry
Formatted abstract
Exposure to ambient air pollution is a major risk factor for global disease. Assessment of the impacts of air pollution on population health and evaluation of trends relative to other major risk factors requires regularly updated, accurate, spatially resolved exposure estimates. We combined satellite-based estimates, chemical transport model simulations, and ground measurements from 79 different countries to produce global estimates of annual average fine particle (PM2.5) and ozone concentrations at 0.1° × 0.1° spatial resolution for five-year intervals from 1990 to 2010 and the year 2013. These estimates were applied to assess population-weighted mean concentrations for 1990-2013 for each of 188 countries. In 2013, 87% of the world's population lived in areas exceeding the World Health Organization Air Quality Guideline of 10 μg/m3 PM2.5 (annual average). Between 1990 and 2013, global population-weighted PM2.5 increased by 20.4% driven by trends in South Asia, Southeast Asia, and China. Decreases in population-weighted mean concentrations of PM2.5 were evident in most high income countries. Population-weighted mean concentrations of ozone increased globally by 8.9% from 1990-2013 with increases in most countries - except for modest decreases in North America, parts of Europe, and several countries in Southeast Asia.
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