Classifying Assessing Health Impacts from Urban Air Pollution Differences

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Implications of different approaches for characterizing ambient air pollutant concentrations within the urban airshed for time-series studies and health benefits analyses (26 page pdf, Matthew J Strickland, Lyndsey A Darrow, James A Mulholland, Mitchel Klein, W DANA Flanders, Andrea Winquist and Paige E Tolbert, Environmental Health 2011, 10:36, May 11, 2011)
Today’s review article examined the consequences in terms of health impacts in using a single centrally located urban air quality measurement compared to several measurements and how these measurements were weighted. Cautions are noted that centrally located monitors may indicate higher levels of pollutants than the average of several. When assessing health impacts of vulnerable subpopulations, such as the elderly and children, a weighting system that takes this into account would likely more useful than an unweighted average.

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