Haze and health impacts in ASEAN countries: a systematic review

  title={Haze and health impacts in ASEAN countries: a systematic review},
  author={Logaraj Ramakreshnan and Nasrin Aghamohammadi and Chng Saun Fong and Awang M. Bulgiba and Rafdzah Ahmad Zaki and Li Ping Wong and Nik Meriam Nik Sulaiman},
  journal={Environmental Science and Pollution Research},
Seasonal haze episodes and the associated inimical health impacts have become a regular crisis among the ASEAN countries. Even though many emerging experimental and epidemiological studies have documented the plausible health effects of the predominating toxic pollutants of haze, the consistency among the reported findings by these studies is poorly understood. By addressing such gap, this review aimed to critically highlight the evidence of physical and psychological health impacts of haze… Expand
Acute Health Impacts of the Southeast Asian Transboundary Haze Problem—A Review
  • K. H. Cheong, N. Ngiam, +6 authors A. Ho
  • Geography, Medicine
  • International journal of environmental research and public health
  • 2019
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