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.

Item Type: Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1080/0020723042000189886
ISSNs: 0020-7233 (print)
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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
ePrint ID: 52956
Accepted Date and Publication Date:
August 2004Published
Date Deposited: 16 Jul 2008
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 12:31

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