Report on Air Quality and the State of Public Health in Southern China

This report describes the development of a model for estimating the health burden due to air pollution in PRD by incorporating health effect estimates (i.e. the excess risks) from daily time-series studies of air pollution and estimating the avoidable impact of air pollution, in terms of health care utilization, deaths and the community costs, for exceedances of the WHO guideline values and US EPA standards.