An Integrated Risk Function for Estimating the Global Burden of Disease Attributable to Ambient Fine Particulate Matter Exposure

  title={An Integrated Risk Function for Estimating the Global Burden of Disease Attributable to Ambient Fine Particulate Matter Exposure},
  author={Richard T. Burnett and C. Arden Pope and Majid Ezzati and Casey Olives and Stephen S. Lim and Sumi Mehta and Hwashin Hyun Shin and Gitanjali M Singh and Bryan Hubbell and Michael Brauer and Hugh Ross Anderson and Kirk R. Smith and John R. Balmes and Nigel G. Bruce and Hai-dong Kan and Francine Laden and Annette Pr{\"u}ss-Ust{\"u}n and Michelle C. Turner and Susan M Gapstur and W. Ryan Diver and Aaron J. Cohen},
  journal={Environmental Health Perspectives},
  pages={397 - 403}
  • R. Burnett, C. Pope, A. Cohen
  • Published 11 February 2014
  • Medicine, Environmental Science
  • Environmental Health Perspectives
Background: Estimating the burden of disease attributable to long-term exposure to fine particulate matter (PM2.5) in ambient air requires knowledge of both the shape and magnitude of the relative risk (RR) function. However, adequate direct evidence to identify the shape of the mortality RR functions at the high ambient concentrations observed in many places in the world is lacking. Objective: We developed RR functions over the entire global exposure range for causes of mortality in adults… 

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