Burden of Disease Attributable to Coal-Burning and Other Major Sources of Air Pollution in China

screen-shot-2016-09-13-at-12-08-17-pmPublished by the GDP MAPS Working Group of the Health Effects Institute, August 2016

This report provides the first comprehensive assessment of current and predicted occurrences of disease that can be attributed to the burning of coal and other major sources of air pollution in China at the national and provincial levels. Coal combustion was an important contributor to disease burden in China, causing an estimated 366,000 deaths in 2013. This report describes the objectives, methods, and results of the GBD MAPS analysis for China and its provinces. Subsequent reports will cover similar analyses for India and Eastern Europe.

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