About this Research Topic
Given the potential that the effects of air pollutants and meteorological factors on public health can be modified by each other, to date most studies have investigated the health effects of various air pollutants by controlling for meteorological factors as potential confounders, and vice versa. However, the interactions between meteorological factors and air pollutants as well as their combined effects on human beings have not been understood well, especially with the inclusion of global climate change. Besides, the fact that GHGs and air pollutants to a large extent stem from the same sources and are inseparable with each other, there is an opportunity to co-control GHGs and air pollutants and help tackle the challenges of both air pollution and climate change simultaneously. However, evidence on related mitigation and adaption measures is still lacking. Thus, research efforts are in earnest and urgently needed to address the abovementioned issues.
The scope of this Research Topic will cover all aspects related to the interactive effects of air pollutants and meteorological factors on public health. Contributions on the response measures to co-control GHGs and air pollutants and their ancillary benefit to population health are also welcome. The submitted papers could be original research and review articles (systematic reviews, meta-analysis, and scoping reviews) on these themes. Potential topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Interactive effects of air pollutants and meteorological factors on public health (morbidity and mortality).
• Quantitative overlapping or synergistic effects of specific air pollutants and meteorological factors on public health and the potential mechanisms.
• Physical modeling techniques and mathematical methods to investigate the interactions between meteorological factors and air pollutants and the combined effects on human beings.
• Mitigation and adaption measures to co-respond to or co-control GHGs and air pollutants.
• Cost-effectiveness or health co-benefits assessment of co-control measures.
Keywords: Air Pollution, Climate Change, Interactive Effects, Public Health, Meteorological Factors, Co-control Measure
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