Health Benefits of Air Pollution Abatement Policy: Role of the Shape of the Concentration-Response Function
Maureen Cropper, Arden Pope, Jay Coggins and Aaron Cohen ,
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Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association

There is strong evidence that fine particulate matter (aerodynamic diameter <2.5 μm; PM2.5) air pollution contributes to increased risk of disease and death. Estimates of the burden of disease attributable to PM2.5 pollution and benefits of reducing pollution are dependent upon the shape of the concentration response (C-R) functions. Recent evidence suggests that the C-R function between PM2.5 air pollution and mortality risk may be supralinear across wide ranges of exposure.

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