Identified as main concernin Urban Areas
Health Impact of Fine Particles:
Severalstudies have shown that with an increase of25
of PM2.5 in ambient air risk of deathincreases by 2 to 6%.
Data published in the last few years indicatesthat crustal particles are not correlated to dailymortality.
Specific riskgroups are more susceptible than normalhealthy adults to adverse effects from PMexposure.
Aged with respiratory or cardiovasculardisease.
Children & Asthmatics.
Vegetation & ecosystems
Role of PM in radiative transfer of energy &potential consequences on climate change.