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dc.contributorDepartment of Civil and Environmental Engineering-
dc.creatorJunaid, M-
dc.creatorSyed, JH-
dc.creatorAbbasi, NA-
dc.creatorHashmi, MZ-
dc.creatorMalik, RN-
dc.creatorPei, DS-
dc.date.accessioned2018-03-29T07:17:27Z-
dc.date.available2018-03-29T07:17:27Z-
dc.identifier.issn0045-6535-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10397/74687-
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherPergamon Pressen_US
dc.subjectBiomass burningen_US
dc.subjectHazard functionen_US
dc.subjectHealth impactsen_US
dc.subjectIndoor air qualityen_US
dc.subjectParticulate matteren_US
dc.titleStatus of indoor air pollution (IAP) through particulate matter (PM) emissions and associated health concerns in South Asiaen_US
dc.typeJournal/Magazine Articleen_US
dc.identifier.spage651-
dc.identifier.epage663-
dc.identifier.volume191-
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.chemosphere.2017.10.097-
dcterms.abstractExposure to particulate emissions poses a variety of public health concerns worldwide, specifically in developing countries. This review summarized the documented studies on indoor particulate matter (PM) emissions and their major health concerns in South Asia. Reviewed literature illustrated the alarming levels of indoor air pollution (IAP) in India, Pakistan, Nepal, and Bangladesh, while Sri Lanka and Bhutan are confronted with relatively lower levels, albeit not safe. To our knowledge, data on this issue are absent from Afghanistan and Maldives. We found that the reported levels of PM10 and PM2.5 in Nepal, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and India were 2–65, 3–30, 4–22, 2–28 and 1–139, 2–180, 3–77, 1–40 fold higher than WHO standards for indoor PM10 (50 μg/m3) and PM2.5 (25 μg/m3), respectively. Regarding IAP-mediated health concerns, mortality rates and incidences of respiratory and non-respiratory diseases were increasing with alarming rates, specifically in India, Pakistan, Nepal, and Bangladesh. The major cause might be the reliance of approximately 80% population on conventional biomass burning in the region. Current review also highlighted the prospects of IAP reduction strategies, which in future can help to improve the status of indoor air quality and public health in South Asia.-
dcterms.bibliographicCitationChemosphere, 2018, v. 191, p. 651-663-
dcterms.isPartOfChemosphere-
dcterms.issued2018-
dc.identifier.scopus2-s2.0-85032026497-
dc.identifier.eissn1879-1298-
dc.description.validate201802 bcrc-
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