Interventions to Reduce Ambient Particulate Matter Air Pollution and Their Effect on Health

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Systematic Review

Source: The Cochrane Collaborative

Last Reviewed: May 2019

In this Cochrane systemic review, the Cochrane Collaborative found that further evaluations of measures to reduce outdoor air pollution are needed. They evaluated studies across high-income countries (HIC) and low- and middle-income countries (LMIC). The differences in the studies and a focus on HIC made it difficult to draw general conclusions about whether the measures worked. Future evaluations should apply more reliable and standardized methods and include more LMIC.

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Burns, J., Boogaard, H., Polus, S., Pfadenhauer L. M., Rowher, A. C., van Erp, A. M., Turley, R., & Rehfuess, E. (2019). Interventions to reduce ambient particulate matter air pollution and their effect on health. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2019 (5). DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD010919.pub2