Many studies have reported associations between ozone pollution and morbidity and 18 mortality, but few studies focus on the health and economic effects at China's regional level. This 19 study evaluates the ozone pollution-related health impacts on China's national and provincial 20 economy and compares them with the impacts from PM2.5.

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Most people living in European cities are exposed to poor air quality. Latest estimates by the European Environment Agency (EEA), show that fine particulate matter continues to cause the premature death of more than 400 000 Europeans annually.

Socioeconomically disadvantaged populations often have higher exposures to particulate air pollution, which can be expected to contribute to differentials in life expectancy. We examined socioeconomic differentials in exposure and air pollution-related mortality relating to larger scale (5 km resolution) variations in background concentrations of selected pollutants across England.

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Ozone pollution has been worsening in Beijing and its neighbouring cities, a problem that can lead to serious health problems, a new study has found.

This paper presents updated results for the cost of ambient air pollution in 41 countries: the 6 major emerging economies known as the BRIICS – Brazil, Russia, India, Indonesia, China and South Africa – and the 35 member-countries of the OECD.

Epidemiology studies have shown that ambient concentrations of ozone and fine particulate matter (PM2.5) are associated with increased emergency department (ED) visits and hospital admissions (HAs) for asthma. The objective of the study was to evaluate the impact of outdoor pollen, respiratory infections, and socioeconomic status (SES) on the associations between ambient ozone and PM2.5 and asthma HAs in New York City.

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BENGALURU: Stuck in a traffic jam and exasperated? The pile-up alone is not to blame.

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Deadly ozone has raised its ugly head in Delhi and NCR and without a time bound implementation strategy and preventive action this can deepen into a serious public health crisis.

Already dealing with the high particulate matters in the air, the national capital this summer has witnessed an alarming build-up of ozone, a Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) study said on

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