Secondary organic aerosols from anthropogenic volatile organic compounds contribute substantially to air pollution mortality
27 July 2021
Secondary organic aerosol (SOA) is an important aspect of poor air quality for urban regions around the world, where a large fraction of the population lives. However, there is still large uncertainty in predicting SOA in urban regions. Here, the authors used data from 11 urban campaigns and show that the variability in SOA production in these regions is predictable and is explained by key emissions. These results are used to estimate the premature mortality associated with SOA in urban regions.
The press release by the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder can be found at: https://cires.colorado.edu/news/particles-paints-pesticides-have-deadly-impact
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