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Global premature mortality due to exposure to air pollution from fossil fuel combustion

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posted on 14.05.2021, 14:45 by Karn Vohra, Alina Vodonos, Joel Schwartz, Eloise Marais, Melissa P. Sulprizio, Loretta J. Mickley
Global gridded 2D premature mortality for adults (15+ years) due to exposure to air pollution, specifically fine particles or PM2.5, from burning of fossil fuels in 2012.

Premature mortality is estimated using PM2.5 concentrations simulated by the GEOS-Chem chemical transport model and the health risk assessment model from the Harvard School of Public Health.

Data are on a 0.5 degree latitude by 0.667 degree longitude grid everywhere except South America and eastern Europe. For those locations the data are at 2 deg latitude by 2.5 deg longitude.


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Environment and Health Fund (EHF) Israel

University of Birmingham Global Challenges Fund PhD studentship

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