Recent research has suggested that health damage from air pollution-most notably from inhalable particulate matter and lead-is a serious concern in many cities in developing countries.
A comparative risk assessment conducted in Cairo in 1994 found these two pollutants to be especially worrisome, and an analysis of the potential economic benefits associated with controlling these pollutants suggests that their economic damage is significant.
Control strategies to reduce ambient pollutant levels are under development, with point source controls on major industrial facilities-especially in the secondary lead smelting industry-a cost-effective initial step.
Mots-clés Pascal : Pollution air, Particule en suspension, Plomb, Métal lourd, Lutte antipollution air, Analyse coût efficacité, Coût, Economie santé, Prévention, Milieu urbain, Stratégie, Egypte, Santé et environnement, Homme, Toxicité
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Air pollution, Suspended particle, Lead, Heavy metals, Air pollution control, Cost efficiency analysis, Costs, Health economy, Prevention, Urban environment, Strategy, Egypt, Health and environment, Human, Toxicity
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0478879
Code Inist : 002B30A02A. Création : 03/02/1998.