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Air quality: The impacts of UK university research

Williams, Ben

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Ben Williams Ben3.Williams@uwe.ac.uk
Research Fellow in Air Quality Management Resource Centre



Abstract

Air pollution is the biggest environmental risk facing humanity in modern times. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), 7 million people died as a result of exposure to air pollution worldwide in 2012, equivalent to one in every eight recorded. The greatest burden was carried by countries in the South-East Asian and Western Pacific regions, where 3.3 million deaths were linked to indoor air pollution and a further 2.6 million linked to outdoor air pollution. In Europe, air pollution has contributed to approximately 400,000 deaths a year, and in the UK both PM2.5 and NO2 have been associated with more than 50,000 premature deaths a year.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Nov 1, 2015
Journal Environmental Scientist
Print ISSN 0966-8411
Peer Reviewed Not Peer Reviewed
Volume 24
Issue 3
Pages 40-45
Institution Citation Williams, B. (2015). Air quality: The impacts of UK university research
Keywords air quality, research, impact, REF, case studies
Publisher URL https://www.the-ies.org/resources/impact-environmental-science

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