Health impact assessment of particulate matter in Tokyo, Japan

Takashi Yorifuji, Eiji Yamamoto, Toshihide Tsuda, Norito Kawakami

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Abstract

Among industrialized countries, Japan still maintains an old set of guidelines for particulate matter (PM); therefore, we assessed the public health impacts of PM exposure in various situations using data from the Tokyo metropolitan area. Subjects were 7.8 million people aged older than 30 years. Based on a linear relationship between exposure and health effects, we estimated attributable cases of mortality caused by PM. Even at the recent exposure level, the number of deaths will occur after both short- and long-term exposure. When the guideline for PM2.5 (particles 2.5, should be recommended in Japan.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)179-185
Number of pages7
JournalArchives of Environmental and Occupational Health
Volume60
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005

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Keywords

  • Air pollution
  • Particulate matter
  • Risk assessment

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  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis
  • Toxicology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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Health impact assessment of particulate matter in Tokyo, Japan. / Yorifuji, Takashi; Yamamoto, Eiji; Tsuda, Toshihide; Kawakami, Norito.

In: Archives of Environmental and Occupational Health, Vol. 60, No. 4, 2005, p. 179-185.

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