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The cost of air pollution in South Africa

Altieri, Katye and Keen, Samantha (2016) The cost of air pollution in South Africa. International Growth Centre Blog (22 Nov 2016). Website.

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Developing countries like South Africa have a heavy reliance on fossil fuels, resulting in productivity losses and mortality due to high concentrations of air pollution, namely, fine particulate matter (PM). A recent IGC study indicates that 7.4% of all deaths in South Africa in 2012 were due to chronic exposure to fine PM, costing the country up to 6% of its GDP. High rates of TB and HIV/AIDS infection mean there is a critical need for South Africa-specific studies on the association between air pollution and mortality.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
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Additional Information: © 2016 The Author(s)
Divisions: International Growth Centre
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Date Deposited: 19 Jun 2017 15:06
Last Modified: 08 Nov 2021 00:22

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