Effects of air pollution and meteorological parameters on human health in the city of Athens, Greece


Mentzakis, Emmanouil and Delfino, Doriana (2010) Effects of air pollution and meteorological parameters on human health in the city of Athens, Greece International Journal of Environment and Pollution, 40, (1), pp. 210-225. (doi:10.1504/IJEP.2010.030894).

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The impact of air pollution (CO, NO, NO2, SO2, O3) and meteorological parameters (air temperature, humidity and atmospheric pressure) on three indicators of human morbidity (circulatory, respiratory and skin diseases) is quantified, while the sensitivity of the results to different model specifications is tested. Findings indicate that higher SO2 and CO levels significantly increase circulatory and skin diseases, respectively, while higher NO and O3 concentrations increase respiratory diseases. Air temperature is significantly associated with all human health indicators. This work highlights the need for lower air pollution standards for the city of Athens and a wider climate change policy.

Item Type: Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1504/IJEP.2010.030894
ISSNs: 0957-4352 (print)
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Organisations: Economics
ePrint ID: 345208
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2010Published
Date Deposited: 13 Nov 2012 15:43
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2017 16:22
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URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/345208

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