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Air Pollution and Health

Call for Papers

New Content ItemAir pollution is now considered to be the world’s largest environmental health threat. An estimated 4.2 million premature deaths globally are linked to ambient air pollution, mainly from heart disease, stroke, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, lung cancer, and acute respiratory infections in children.

BMC Public Health has launched this collection which aims to bring together research on the health impacts of household and ambient air pollution and attributed deaths. We encourage submissions including but not limited to those which aim to:

• Understand the link between health effects and exposure to individual pollutants and multipollutants

• Understand emissions, exposures and health effects to air pollutant mixtures from near sources such as highways, industry, railyards and ports and provide solutions to reduce impacts of multipollutants on local air quality

• Develop and/or evaluate exposure reduction strategies

• Develop methods to characterize multipollutant exposures

• Assess health benefits of air pollution reduction policies

• Understand individual susceptibility to air pollutants

• Assess the efficacy of individual-level or population-level preventive measures

Articles will undergo the journal’s standard peer-review process overseen by our Guest Editors, Dr Hualiang Lin (Sun Yat-Sen University), Dr Om Kurmi (Coventry University) and Dr Bing Fang-Hwang (China Medical University).

Before submitting your manuscript, please ensure you have carefully read the submission guidelines for BMC Public Health.

Data sets and descriptions relevant to the collection will be considered in BMC Research Notes as Data Notes. You can find out more about this article type here. This type of content will be published in BMC Research Notes and included in the final collection.


Meet the Guest Editors

Hualiang Lin

New Content ItemHualiang Lin is an Associate Professor at the Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, Sun Yat-Sen University. His research interests focus on the health effects of air pollution and meteorological factors. Contact here.



Om Kurmi

New Content ItemAfter completing his Ph.D. in the effects of air pollution on cardiorespiratory health outcomes in adults, Om Kurmi has worked on a number of prospective cohort studies that have studied the association between household and/or ambient air pollution with many health effects, particularly those cardiorespiratory-related in both children and adults. Contact here.



Bing-Fang Hwang 

New Content ItemBing-Fang Hwang is an epidemiologist with prior training in environmental and occupational medicine, environmental health sciences, and epidemiology. His scientific expertise includes translational environmental health research and the implementation of cost-efficient epidemiological design with nationwide birth/child cohort data analyses. Contact here.


There are currently no articles in this collection.