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Mortality from Ship Emissions: A Global Assessment

Corbett, James J. and Winebrake, James J. and Green, Erin H. and Kasibhatla, Prasad and Eyring, Veronika and Lauer, Axel (2007) Mortality from Ship Emissions: A Global Assessment. Environmental Science & Technology, 41, pp. 8512-8518. American Chemical society (ACS). DOI: 10.1021/es071686z

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Epidemiological studies consistently link ambient concentrations of particulate matter (PM) to negative health impacts, including asthma, heart attacks, hospital admissions, and premature mortality. We model ambient PM concentrations from oceangoing ships using two geospatial emissions inventories and two global aerosol models. We estimate global and regional mortalities by applying ambient PM increases due to ships to cardiopulmonary and lung cancer concentration risk functions and population models. Our results indicate that shipping-related PM emissions are responsible for approximately 60,000 cardiopulmonary and lung cancer deaths annually, with most deaths occurring near coastlines in Europe, East Asia, and South Asia. Under current regulation and with the expected growth in shipping activity, we estimate that annual mortalities could increase by 40% by 2012.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/52252/
Document Type:Article
Title:Mortality from Ship Emissions: A Global Assessment
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Corbett, James J.Univ. of Delaware, Newark, USAUNSPECIFIED
Winebrake, James J.Rochester Inst. of Technology, Rochester, USAUNSPECIFIED
Green, Erin H.Rochester Inst. of Technology, Rochester, USAUNSPECIFIED
Kasibhatla, PrasadDuke Univ., Durham, USAUNSPECIFIED
Date:December 2007
Journal or Publication Title:Environmental Science & Technology
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
DOI :10.1021/es071686z
Page Range:pp. 8512-8518
Publisher:American Chemical society (ACS)
Keywords:shipping, transport, global modeling, health impact, air quality
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Transport
HGF - Program Themes:V UR - Schonung von Umwelt und Ressourcen (old)
DLR - Research area:Transport
DLR - Program:V UR - Schonung von Umwelt und Ressourcen
DLR - Research theme (Project):V - Umweltwirkungen des Verkehrs (old)
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Atmospheric Physics > Atmospheric Dynamics
Deposited By: Eyring, PD Dr. habil. Veronika
Deposited On:17 Dec 2007
Last Modified:06 Sep 2019 15:24

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