Human Health Implications of Air Pollution Emissions from Transport

While greenhouse gases have little direct effect on human health, there is ample evidence that other pollutants generated by combustion can have very significant effects on the health of human populations. This paper examines the contribution of the various surface transport options to emissions of locally acting air pollutants and it also reviews the evidence that those pollutants are having an impact on public health. Specific studies of the health effects of living in close proximity to major roads are also considered.

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    Royal Society of Chemistry

    Burlington House, Piccadilly
    London,   United Kingdom  W1J 0BA
  • Authors:
    • Thomas, Stephen B
    • Harrison, Roy M
  • Publication Date: 2004


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 129-156
  • Monograph Title: Transport and the Environment. Issues in Environmental Science and Technology

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  • Accession Number: 01140508
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0854042954
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 18 2009 11:03PM