Independent report

Air pollution: mortality and morbidity

This report is a quantitative systematic review of short term associations between ambient air pollution and mortality and morbidity.

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Quantitative systematic review of short term associations between ambient air pollution and mortality and morbidity: June 2007

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Ambient air pollution includes particulate matter, ozone, nitrogen dioxide, sulphur dioxide and carbon monoxide.

This research was designed to build on the work of the Air Pollution Epidemiology Database (APED), which has the task of assembling results from all peer reviewed short term effect studies in a form that would facilitate systematic review including quantitative meta-analysis.

Report to the Department of Health from St George’s, University of London.