Particulate matter air pollution in children's residential environments in Wuhan, China

Wei Cai, Hiroshi Yoshino, Shengwei Zhu, U. Yanagi, Zhubing Jing

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Abstract

Particulate matter (PM) air pollution was examined by the field monitoring of PM10 and PM2.5 concentrations in the residential environments of the children around 10-year old in Wuhan, China, in October and December, 2013. According to the results, PM2.5 was the primary respirable particulate air pollutant because the ambient concentration ratio of PM10 to PM2.5 was around 1.1; and indoor PM level indicated to be primary determined by ambient PM air pollution. The results showed that the children generally stayed in polluted environments with high PM concentration. Especially in December, both PM2.5 and PM10 concentrations reached very high levels, resulting in "heavily polluted" or "severely polluted" condition not only outdoors, but also inside the homes and classrooms. Therefore, air filtration is necessary to control PM level in the outdoor air supplied to the children's residential environments.

Original languageEnglish
Pages254-259
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Jan 1
Event13th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate, Indoor Air 2014 - Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 2014 Jul 72014 Jul 12

Other

Other13th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate, Indoor Air 2014
CountryHong Kong
CityHong Kong
Period14/7/714/7/12

Keywords

  • Air pollution
  • Children
  • Particulate matter
  • Residential environment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pollution
  • Building and Construction
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis
  • Computer Science Applications

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