Coordinated Studies of Short-Term Exposure to Air Pollution and Daily Mortality in Two Indian Cities

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Increased concentrations of PM with an aerodynamic diameter less than or equal to 10 µg/m3 (PM10) and of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) were associated with increased all-natural-cause mortality in Delhi and Chennai. This report contains studies led by Dr. Kalpana Balakrishnan and Dr. Uma Rajarathnam. These time-series studies of air pollution and mortality in India were funded under HEI's Public Health and Air Pollution in Asia (PAPA) program.

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