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Atmospheric aerosol modelling for air quality management

Modélisation des aérosols atmosphériques pour la gestion de la qualité de l'air

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For the World Health Organisation (WHO), air pollution is a major environmental risk to health and particularly particulate matter (PM). The most health-damaging particles are those with a diameter of 10 microns or less, (PM10), which can penetrate and lodge deep inside the lungs. PM is responsible for a lost of life expectancy particularly when we consider long-term exposure to PM2.5 (Martinelli et al., 2013). Based on expert evaluations, WHO (2005) provides some guidelines for PM, respectively 10 μg m-3 for PM2.5 and 20 μg m-3 for PM10 to be not exceeded on an annual basis. Particles also play a role on the evolution of climate via direct and indirect effects (IPCC, 2013). In Europe, PM is still a major problem for regional air quality (EEA, 2013a), and the member states have to take measures to reduce the exposure to comply with EU standards driven by international guidelines and regulations...
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ineris-01855209 , version 1 (07-08-2018)

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Bertrand Bessagnet. Atmospheric aerosol modelling for air quality management. 2018. ⟨ineris-01855209⟩

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