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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.



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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.

  1. The northern regions of Thailand have been facing haze episodes and transboundary air pollution every year in which particulate matter, particularly PM10, accumulates in the air, detrimentally affecting human hea...

    Authors: Wissanupong Kliengchuay, Rachodbun Srimanus, Wechapraan Srimanus, Sarima Niampradit, Nopadol Preecha, Rachaneekorn Mingkhwan, Suwalee Worakhunpiset, Yanin Limpanont, Kamontat Moonsri and Kraichat Tantrakarnapa

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:2149

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  2. Exposure to air pollution is the main risk factor for morbidity and mortality in the world. Exposure to particulate matter with aerodynamic diameter ≤ 2.5 μm (PM2.5) is associated with cardiovascular and respirat...

    Authors: Olivia L. Chilian-Herrera, Marcela Tamayo-Ortiz, Jose L. Texcalac-Sangrador, Stephen J. Rothenberg, Ruy López-Ridaura, Martín Romero-Martínez, Robert O. Wright, Allan C. Just, Itai Kloog, Luis F. Bautista-Arredondo and Martha María Téllez-Rojo

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:2087

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  3. In an industrial area, the asymmetry between the weights of the economic interests compared to the public-health needs can determine which interests are represented in decision-making processes. This might lea...

    Authors: Emilio A. L. Gianicolo, Marco Cervino, Antonello Russo, Susanne Singer, Maria Blettner and Cristina Mangia

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1856

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  4. Severe air pollution in China threatens human health, and its negative impact decreases the urban settlement intentions of migrants in destination cities. We establish a comprehensive framework based on the pu...

    Authors: Zhihao Zhao, Xin Lao, Hengyu Gu, Hanchen Yu and Ping Lei

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1696

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  5. Acne vulgaris is one of the most prevalent skin diseases responsible for dermatological consultations. Several internal and external factors can affect acne occurrence and severity. Outdoor air pollution is an...

    Authors: Claudia El Haddad, Nour-Estelle Gerbaka, Souheil Hallit and Carmen Tabet

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1664

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  6. In recent years, air pollution has become an imminent problem in China. Few studies have investigated the impact of air pollution on the mortality of the middle-aged and elderly people. Therefore, this study a...

    Authors: Yuqi Chen, Zhigang Jiao, Ping Chen, Lijun Fan, Xudan Zhou, Yuepu Pu, Wei Du and Lihong Yin

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1661

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  7. Global asthma-related mortality tallies at around 2.5 million annually. Although asthma may be triggered or exacerbated by particulate matter (PM) exposure, studies investigating the relationship of PM and its...

    Authors: Yu-Ni Ho, Fu-Jen Cheng, Ming-Ta Tsai, Chih-Min Tsai, Po-Chun Chuang and Chi-Yung Cheng

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1593

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  8. Poor air quality is the one of the biggest causes of early death and illness across the lifespan. In the UK, 28 local authorities with illegal pollution levels have been mandated by the Government to develop p...

    Authors: Rukhsana Rashid, Felisha Chong, Shahid Islam, Maria Bryant and Rosemary R. C. McEachan

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1305

    Content type: Research

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  9. Industrial pollution is considered to be a detrimental factor for human health. This study, therefore, explores the link between health status and industrial pollution for the top 20 industrialised countries o...

    Authors: Mohammad Mafizur Rahman, Khosrul Alam and Eswaran Velayutham

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1175

    Content type: Research

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  10. Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) originated in the People’s Republic of China in December 2019. Thereafter, a global logarithmic expansion of cases occurred. Some countries have a higher rate of infections ...

    Authors: Bertha V. Vasquez-Apestegui, Enrique Parras-Garrido, Vilma Tapia, Valeria M. Paz-Aparicio, Jhojan P. Rojas, Odón R. Sanchez-Ccoyllo and Gustavo F. Gonzales

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:1161

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  11. Several studies have been focusing on the potential role of atmospheric pollutants in the diffusion and impact on health of Covid-19. This study’s objective was to estimate the association between ≤10 μm diame...

    Authors: Valeria Pegoraro, Franca Heiman, Antonella Levante, Duccio Urbinati and Ilaria Peduto

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:902

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  12. Nationwide studies that examine climatic modification effects on the association between air pollution and health outcome are limited in developing countries. Moreover, few studies focus on PM1 pollution despi...

    Authors: Huagui Guo, Xin Li, Weifeng Li, Jiansheng Wu, Siying Wang and Jing Wei

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:880

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  13. PM2.5, which is a major contributor to air pollution, has large effects on lung cancer mortality. We want to analyse the long-term trends in lung cancer burden attributable to PM2.5 exposure and provide evidence ...

    Authors: Xiaomei Wu, Bo Zhu, Jin Zhou, Yifei Bi, Shuang Xu and Baosen Zhou

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:737

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  14. Air pollution has been linked to increased mortality and morbidity. The Program 4 of the Healthy Aging in Industrial Environment study investigates whether the health and wellbeing benefits of physical activit...

    Authors: S. Elavsky, V. Jandačková, L. Knapová, V. Vašendová, M. Sebera, B. Kaštovská, D. Blaschová, J. Kühnová, R. Cimler, D. Vilímek, T. Bosek, J. Koenig and D. Jandačka

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:126

    Content type: Study protocol

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