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Title: Strategy misguided : the weak links between urban emission control measures, vehicular emissions, and public health in Guangzhou
Authors: Lee, YSF
Lo, CWH 
Lee, AKY
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group
Source: Journal of contemporary China, 2010, v. 19, no. 63, p. 37-54 How to cite?
Journal: Journal of contemporary China 
Abstract: The surge in automobile use in the Pearl River Delta region has led to a substantial elevation of ambient concentrations of vehicle-based air pollutants. These pollutants have created a region-wide air pollution problem marked by a steady increase in the number of smoggy days in the Delta, presenting a serious threat to public health. Evidence gathered from Guangzhou suggests that the city's strategy for controlling urban air pollution has not been effective in tackling the newly emerging, combustion engine-generated class of pollutants because it is misguided by a highly selective and outdated urban air quality monitoring system. The disarticulation between vehicular emissions and urban emission control measures shows that a central government-prescribed methodology for air quality monitoring can strongly influence the policy priorities and administrative behavior of local government institutions.
ISSN: 1067-0564
EISSN: 1469-9400
DOI: 10.1080/10670560903335769
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