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Health impacts of air pollution in China

Fengping Hu, Yongming Guo
Frontiers of environmental science & engineering 2021 v.15 no.4 pp. 74
air pollution, circulatory system, digestive system, longevity, nervous system, pregnancy, respiratory system, China
The health effects of air pollution have attracted considerable attention in China. In this review, the status of air pollution in China is briefly presented. The impacts of air pollution on the health of the respiratory system, the circulatory system, the nervous system, the digestive system, the urinary system, pregnancy and life expectancy are highlighted. Additionally, China’s actions to control air pollution and their effects are briefly introduced. Finally, the challenges and perspectives of the health effects of air pollution are provided. We believe that this review will provide a promising perspective on the health impacts of air pollution in China, and further elicit more attention from governments and researchers worldwide.