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A Review of Recent Advances in Research on PM2.5 in China

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College of Mechanical Engineering, Shanghai University of Engineering Science, 333 Longteng Road, Shanghai 201620, China
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School of Civil Engineering and Architecture, Wuhan University of Technology, Wuhan 430070, China
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College of Engineering and Science, Victoria University, Melbourne 8001, Australia
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School of Engineering, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Melbourne 3000, Australia
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2018, 15(3), 438; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph15030438
Received: 10 January 2018 / Revised: 14 February 2018 / Accepted: 24 February 2018 / Published: 2 March 2018
PM2.5 pollution has become a severe problem in China due to rapid industrialization and high energy consumption. It can cause increases in the incidence of various respiratory diseases and resident mortality rates, as well as increase in the energy consumption in heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems due to the need for air purification. This paper reviews and studies the sources of indoor and outdoor PM2.5, the impact of PM2.5 pollution on atmospheric visibility, occupational health, and occupants’ behaviors. This paper also presents current pollution status in China, the relationship between indoor and outdoor PM2.5, and control of indoor PM2.5, and finally presents analysis and suggestions for future research. View Full-Text
Keywords: PM2.5; China; impact; I/O relationship; control PM2.5; China; impact; I/O relationship; control
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Lin, Y.; Zou, J.; Yang, W.; Li, C.-Q. A Review of Recent Advances in Research on PM2.5 in China. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2018, 15, 438.

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