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PM2.5 exposure in an urban slum community of Mumbai

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dc.contributor.author Pillarisetti, Ajay
dc.date.accessioned 2010-08-16T20:38:29Z
dc.date.available 2010-08-16T20:38:29Z
dc.date.issued 2007
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10625/44463
dc.description.abstract Particulate pollution in Kumbharwada exceeds World Health Organization and United States Environmental Protection Agency guidelines. Particulate matter (PM) air pollution consists of a complex mixture of small and large particles of varying origins, sizes, and compositions. Recent evaluations of worldwide releases of PM2.5 indicate that the urban areas of South Asia experience a particularly high burden of exposure. India’s financial and commercial capital, Mumbai, is also its most heavily industrialized city and home to Dharavi, Asia’s largest slum. Pottery firing in Kumbharwada, the largest pottery colony in Dharavi, relies on biomass burning and as such contributes to local emissions of PM. en
dc.format Text en
dc.format.extent 1 digital file (32 p. : ill.) en
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, US en
dc.subject AIR POLLUTION en
dc.subject ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH en
dc.subject INDIA en
dc.subject SLUMS en
dc.title PM2.5 exposure in an urban slum community of Mumbai en
dc.type Thesis en
idrc.project.number 103053
idrc.project.title Risk Assessment from Leather Tanneries in Ulaanbaatar (Mongolia) en
idrc.dspace.access IDRC Only en
idrc.rims.adhocgroup IDRC SUPPORTED en


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