Impact of diesel policy banning on PM levels in urban areas
El-Fadel, M. (2004) Impact of diesel policy banning on PM levels in urban areas. International Journal of Environmental Studies, 61, (4), 427-436. (doi:10.1080/0020723042000189886).
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Increased use of diesel engine in on-road vehicles presents a serious health concern, particularly in traffic-congested urban areas. Diesel exhaust contains various gaseous and particulate pollutants, which, at high concentrations, pose adverse health effects. In this respect, various policy measures are being adopted worldwide to curtail emissions from diesel engines. This paper presents an assessment of diesel engine policy banning in the Greater Beirut Area. For this purpose, particulate matter levels in the air were measured after the ban and compared with concentrations reported prior to the ban. Health-based socio-economic benefits associated with improvement in air quality were then estimated using the long-term decrease of particulate matter as an indicator.
|Keywords:||diesel exhaust, particulate matter, socio-economic assessment|
|Subjects:||R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
T Technology > TL Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics
J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
|Divisions:||University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Civil Engineering and the Environment
|Date Deposited:||16 Jul 2008|
|Last Modified:||27 Mar 2014 18:36|
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