Regulation of fine particulate matter in the Pacific Rim: perspectives from the APRU Global Health Program

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While the development of evidence-based air quality standards for airborne particulate matter (PM) for Europe and North America is well-documented, the standard-setting processes in other regions are less well characterized.

Many Pacific Rim economies suffer from severe and worsening air pollution. Particulate matter less than 2.5 μm in aerodynamic diameter (PM2.5) is associated with acute and chronic health effects and is a widely used air quality indicator.

Through workshops held by the Association of Pacific Rim Universities Global Health Program, experts in air pollution from eight universities in eight Pacific Rim economies characterized current PM2.5 standards and monitoring in their economies, and then collaboratively created recommendations.

APRU members including Mellissa Withers and Jonathan Samet, published these findings Aug. 4 in the journal Air Quality, Atmosphere & Health.

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Authors: Chang-Fu Wu, Alistair Woodward, Ya-Ru Li, Haidong Kan, Rajasekhar Balasubramanian, Mohd Talib Latif, Mazrura Sahani, Tsun-Jen Cheng, Chia-Pin Chio, Nutta Taneepanichskul, Ho Kim, Chang-Chuan Chan, Seung-Muk Yi, Mellissa Withers, Jonathan Samet
Published By: Air Quality, Atmosphere & Health
Date: August 4, 2017
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