Air Pollution and Mortality in China

  • Hualiang Lin
  • Xiaojie Wang
  • Tao Liu
  • Xing Li
  • Jianpeng Xiao
  • Weilin Zeng
  • Wenjun MaEmail author
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 1017)


Ambient air pollution has been an important environmental issue in most areas of China. This chapter summarized the mortality effects of short-term and long-term exposures to various air pollutants among Chinese population. The literature review identified sufficient information to support significant short-term mortality effects of various air pollutants from time series analyses and case-crossover studies, such as PM10, PM2.5, SO2, NO2, and O3. On the other hand, though the literature review suggested a positive effect of long-term exposure to air pollution on mortality and lung cancer risk, the evidence has been limited among Chinese population, indicating that more studies, especially cohort studies, are warranted.


Air pollution Mortality Lung cancer China 



This study was supported by the Guangdong Medical Foundation (A2017269), Guangdong Provincial Science and Technology Program (2016A020223008), and Key Special Project of National Key Research and Development Plan Program (2016YFC0207000).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hualiang Lin
    • 1
  • Xiaojie Wang
    • 2
  • Tao Liu
    • 1
  • Xing Li
    • 1
  • Jianpeng Xiao
    • 1
  • Weilin Zeng
    • 1
  • Wenjun Ma
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Guangdong Provincial Institute of Public HealthGuangdong Provincial Center for Disease Control and PreventionGuangzhouChina
  2. 2.School of Public HealthGuangdong Pharmaceutical UniversityGuangzhouChina

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