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Mean Annual Population Exposure to Atmospheric Particulate Matter in Poland

Werner, Malgorzata, Kryza, M. and Dore, A.J. (2015) Mean Annual Population Exposure to Atmospheric Particulate Matter in Poland. International Journal of Environment and Pollution, 58 (1/2). pp. 89-99. ISSN Print: 0957-4352 Online: 1741-5101

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The main aim of this study is to provide information about the number of people exposed to different levels of the total mean PM10 and PM2.5 concentration and to calculate population weighted concentration both as a total value (for PM10 and PM2.5) and for individual chemical species. The study area is Poland for the year 2007. The concentration of particulate matters was provided with the fine resolution atmospheric multi-pollutant exchange (FRAME) model with a 5 km × 5 km spatial resolution. The FRAME simulations included anthropogenic emissions, as well as sea salt aerosol and wind blown dust. We have found that the entire population is exposed to PM2.5 concentration above 5.0 μg m−3, which is suggested to have an adverse impact on human health. Primary particulate matter has the highest contribution in total PM10and PM2.5 population weighted concentration and is followed by secondary inorganic aerosols.

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Paper presented at: Kryza, M., Werner, Malgorzata and Dore, A.J. (2014) Mean Annual Population Exposure to Atmospheric Particulate Matter in Poland. In: 16th International Conference on Harmonisation within Atmospheric Dispersion Modelling for Regulatory Purposes, 8th-11th September 2014, Varna, Bulgaria.

Uncontrolled Discrete Keywords: PM10, PM2.5, particulate matter, population exposure, fine resolution atmospheric multi-pollutant exchange, FRAME, Poland, air pollution, air quality, health impacts, aerosols
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
Q Science > Q Science (General)
Divisions: College of Health, Life and Environmental Sciences > School of Science and the Environment
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Depositing User: Malgorzata Werner
Date Deposited: 06 Jul 2019 16:17
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2020 17:30

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