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The evidence base linking air pollution exposure and adverse health effects is strong

1 April, 2019

The combined epidemiological and toxicological evidence base that links exposure to air pollution with adverse health outcomes is robust and defensible says Professor Frank Kelly in a new editorial published in the European Respiratory Journal.

In response to an article published in Frankfurter Allgemeine (January 2019) that questions the basis of the World Health Organization (WHO) health-based air quality guidelines, Professor Kelly argues that questioning the legitimacy of the air quality guidelines contradicts decades’ worth of investigation and study, conducted by tens of thousands of scientists from all over the world.