John Libbey Eurotext

Environnement, Risques & Santé


Particules en suspension dans l’air :
une estimation du fardeau sanitaire deux fois plus importante
que les précédentes pour les PM2,5 issues de la combustion des énergies fossiles Volume 20, issue 3, May-June 2021


This news is based on the following article: Vohra K, Vodonos A, Schwartz J, Marais EA, Sulprizio MP, Mickley LJ. Global mortality from outdoor fine particle pollution generated by fossil fuel combustion : Results from GEOS-Chem. Environmental Research 2021 ; 195 : 110754. Doi : 10.1016/j.envres.2021.110754


A recent study estimated the annual number of premature deaths attributable to PM2.5 and specifically from fossil fuel combustion at more than 10 million. Based on recent data, particularly from Asia, it incorporates new parameters and assesses a health burden twice that of previous estimates, on all continents.