Air Pollution and Health in Rapidly Developing Countries
In developing countries the price of rapid growth is all too often noxious airborne pollution, which annually contributes to a disturbing number of avoidable deaths. In recent decades, however, there has been considerable progress in the epidemiology of air pollution, significant changes in international air pollution guidelines, and the emergence of more systematic approaches to air pollution control. While many of these advances have originated in affluent countries, there have been major developments in other part of the world. · A distinguished cast of leading researchers in both the scientific and policy dimensions of air pollution and health have synthesized the recent developments in the field and relevance for public health in developing countries.· The authors review studies from a wide range of Asian, African and Latin American countries and contrast the findings with those from Europe and North America· They also describe various tools and systems for air pollution management and emphasize approaches that can be used when data is scarce.