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Title: Air quality and human health among a low income community in the Highveld Priority Area
Authors: Wright, CY
Oosthuizen, R
John, J
Garland, RM
Albers, P
Pauw, C
Keywords: Air quality
Respiratory health
Highveld priority area
Air pollution
Human health
Clean air
Low income communities
Poor air quality
Issue Date: Dec-2011
Publisher: Sabinet Online
Citation: Wright,CY, Oosthuizen, R, John, J et al. 2011. Air quality and human health among a low income community in the Highveld Priority Area. Clean Air Journal, Vol 20(1), pp 12-20
Series/Report no.: Workflow request;6846
Abstract: Human exposure to poor air quality is linked to adverse health effects. The largest burden of air pollution-related diseases is in developing countries where air pollution levels are also among the highest in the world. In South Africa, two geographic areas, the Vaal Triangle and the Highveld, have been identified for air quality management interventions to ensure compliance with National Air Quality Management Standards and to control potential harmful air pollution impacts on human health. The Highveld Priority Area (HPA) is characterised by intense mining, coal-fired power plants, industries, chemical plants, etc. This paper describes the results of a recent, comprehensive study of ambient air quality, potential exposure to air pollution and air-related human health among a low income community living in the HPA in order to better understand the impact of air pollution on human health in South Africa.
Description: Published/Hosted by Sabinet Online
URI: http://search.sabinet.co.za/WebZ/Authorize?sessionid=0&bad=ejour/ejour_badsearch.html&portal=ejournal&next=images/ejour/cleanair/cleanair_v20_n1_a3.pdf
http://hdl.handle.net/10204/5415
ISSN: 1017-1703
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Environmental management
Water resources and human health
General science, engineering & technology

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