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- Air pollution and its health impacts in Malaysia: a review
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Download: PDF. Cite this article: Schwela, D. Aerosol Air Qual. Country examples are used to demonstrate the shortcomings of the WHO databases. The database collects PM measurements and estimates from established public air quality monitoring systems. PM contain sulphates, nitrates, and black carbon that can penetrate deep into the lungs and the cardiovascular system, posing the greatest risk to human health. However, there are high PM levels in low- and middle-income LMI countries in Africa, Southeast Asia, and Latin America—where lack of funding and inadequate staffing are key barriers to effectively reducing the air pollution.
Review of air pollution and health impacts in Malaysia
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Air pollution is strongly tied to climate change. Industrialization and fossil fuel combustion are the main contributors leading to climate change, also being significant sources of air pollution. Malaysia is a developing country with a focus on industrialization. The preference of using private cars is a common practice in Malaysia, resulting in the after-effects of haze and transboundary air pollution. Hence, air pollution has become a severe issue in Malaysia in recent times. Exposure to air pollutants such as ozone and airborne particles is associated with increases in hospital admissions and mortality. For the past few years, the focus of the research is moving towards air quality and the impacts of air pollution on health in Malaysia.
Review of air pollution and health impacts in Malaysia.
Air pollution is strongly tied to climate change. Industrialization and fossil fuel combustion are the main contributors leading to climate change, also being significant sources of air pollution. Malaysia is a developing country with a focus on industrialization. The preference of using private cars is a common practice in Malaysia, resulting in the after-effects of haze and transboundary air pollution. Hence, air pollution has become a severe issue in Malaysia in recent times.
Air pollution and its health impacts in Malaysia: a review
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Mitigation measures and control strategies relating to novel coronavirus disease COVID have been widely applied in many countries in order to reduce the transmission of this pandemic disease. A Movement Control Order MCO was implemented in Malaysia starting from the March 18, as a pandemic control strategy which restricted all movement and daily outdoor activities. The largest reductions of PM 10 , PM 2. The highest HQ was observed for PM 2. An average hazard index HI value of 1.
The first thought that comes to mind concerning air pollution is related to urban centers where automotive exhausts and the industrial chimneys are the most important sources of atmospheric pollutants. This review article calls the attention of lung specialists, public authorities and the community in general to the health risks entailed in the burning of biomass, be it indoors or outdoors to which the population is exposed. This review describes the main conditions that lead to the burning of biomass and how the literature has recorded its effects on human health discussing the psychopathological mechanisms. Finally two recent studies are presented that emphasize an important type of biomass burning that of the sugar cane straw. This is a common practice in several regions of Brazil changing the respiratory morbidity standards of the population exposed. Key words: air pollution, biomass, sugar cane, smoke, vegetation fires, respiratory disease. Ever since the beginning of the last century, studies in the medical literature have witnessed a strong association between atmospheric pollution due to fossil fuel emission and human morbid-mortality increase in developed countries.
Acknowledged as a harmful pollutant, inhalation of the material leads to diminishing lung function and causes various respiratory diseases.