06 Nov Air Pollution Linked To Increased Mortality, Especially In Developing Cities
MedicalResearch.com Interview with:
Longjian Liu, M.D., Ph.D. MSc (LSHTM), FAHA
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Dornsife School of Public Health, and
Adjunct Associate Professor,
College of Medicine
Nesbitt Hall-RM515, 3215 Market ST
Philadelphia PA, 19104
MedicalResearch.com: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings?
Response: This is an international collaborative project, supported by Drexel Office of International Programs, and Chinese Academy of Sciences.
The main findings are air pollution has posted a serious public health issue in China, specifically in urban cities.
MedicalResearch.com: What should clinicians and patients take away from your report?
Response: Air pollution is an international issue, we must take action, specifically in developing counties with rapid urbanization, like China.
MedicalResearch.com: What recommendations do you have for future research as a result of this study?
Response: Climate changes have significant impact on the degree of air pollution. More robust research is needed to support health policy.
Disclosures: This project is supported by Drexel University and Chinese Academy of Science.
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APHA Annual Meeting on Monday, Nov. 6, at 2:30 p.m. during session 3387.0: Climate Change and Global Health 1.
Correlation between higher air quality index concentrations and higher mortality rates.
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Last Updated on November 6, 2017 by Marie Benz MD FAAD