Friday, August 28, 2015

PM2.5 Concentrations Retrieved from Satellite Data

Air pollution has been linked to a slew of health complications, including respiratory and cardiovascular disease, asthma, stroke, cancer, and premature death. In 2012, the WHO estimated that ambient air pollution alone caused 3.7 million premature deaths across the globe. Countries in the midst of rapid economic growth, such as India, are particularly susceptible to poor air quality and its health effects. Developing economies may face challenges regulating industrial growth, urbanization, and vehicular emissions, which can lead to excessive ambient air pollution.

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