Articles | Volume 23, issue 5
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-23-2983-2023
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-23-2983-2023
Research article
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07 Mar 2023
Research article |  | 07 Mar 2023

Aggravated air pollution and health burden due to traffic congestion in urban China

Peng Wang, Ruhan Zhang, Shida Sun, Meng Gao, Bo Zheng, Dan Zhang, Yanli Zhang, Gregory R. Carmichael, and Hongliang Zhang

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In China, the number of vehicles has jumped significantly in the last decade. This caused severe traffic congestion and aggravated air pollution. In this study, we developed a new temporal allocation approach to quantify the impacts of traffic congestion. We found that traffic congestion worsens air quality and the health burden across China, especially in the urban clusters. More effective and comprehensive vehicle emission control policies should be implemented to improve air quality in China.
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