Worldwide perspective on air pollution by comparing loss of life expectancy with other risk factors

Expiry Date
: None
CPD Units
: 3.00 Points
Rating
: 2.8/4

The study used a model to calculate worldwide exposure to PM2.5 and ozone pollution in combination with the Global Exposure Mortality Model (GEMM) to estimate disease-specific excess mortality and loss of life expectancy (LLE) in 2015.

Keywords: Air pollution • Fine particulate matter • Public health risks • Loss of life expectancy • Emissions

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Educational Objectives

Educational Aim:
The aim of this article is to inform the reader to excess mortality attributable to ambient air pollution on a global scale and compare to other risk factors.

Educational Outcomes:
Upon completion of this module practitioners should have a clear understanding of:

  1. The effect of Air pollution in comparison with other risk factors.

  2. The sources of air pollution
  3. Annual years of life lost due to air pollution.

Instructions for this Module

  • Read the supplied reading material and complete the quiz that follows;
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  • The pass grade is 70%;
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