Articles | Volume 19, issue 18
Research article
24 Sep 2019
Research article |  | 24 Sep 2019

Exploring the impacts of anthropogenic emission sectors on PM2.5 and human health in South and East Asia

Carly L. Reddington, Luke Conibear, Christoph Knote, Ben J. Silver, Yong J. Li, Chak K. Chan, Steve R. Arnold, and Dominick V. Spracklen

Data sets

WHO Global Air Quality Database WHO

Short summary
We use a high-resolution model over South and East Asia to explore air quality and human health benefits of eliminating emissions from six man-made pollution sources. We find that preventing emissions from either residential energy use, industry, or open biomass burning yields the largest reductions in ground-level particulate matter pollution and its associated disease burden over this region. We also summarize previous estimates of the source-specific disease burden in China and India.
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