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Sci Total Environ. 2017 Feb 1;579:1000-1034. doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.11.025. Epub 2016 Nov 29.

A review of biomass burning: Emissions and impacts on air quality, health and climate in China.

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Shanghai Key Laboratory of Atmospheric Particle Pollution and Prevention, Department of Environmental Science and Engineering, Institute of Atmospheric Sciences, Fudan University, Shanghai 200433, China; Collaborative Innovation Center of Climate Change, School of Atmospheric Sciences, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210023, China. Electronic address: jmchen@fudan.edu.cn.
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Shanghai Key Laboratory of Atmospheric Particle Pollution and Prevention, Department of Environmental Science and Engineering, Institute of Atmospheric Sciences, Fudan University, Shanghai 200433, China.
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International Laboratory for Air Quality and Health, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, QLD 4001, Australia.
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State Key Joint Laboratory of Environment Simulation and Pollution Control, School of Environment, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China.
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State Key Joint Laboratory of Environment Simulation and Pollution Control, School of Environment, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China. Electronic address: hjm-den@tsinghua.edu.cn.
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State Key Laboratory of Environmental Criteria and Risk Assessment, Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Sciences, Beijing 100012, China.
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Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China.
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International Laboratory for Air Quality and Health, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, QLD 4001, Australia. Electronic address: l.morawska@qut.edu.au.
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School of Energy and Environment, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China.
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School of Public Health, Curtin University, Perth, WA, 6000, Australia.
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Collaborative Innovation Center of Climate Change, School of Atmospheric Sciences, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210023, China.
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Shanghai Key Laboratory of Atmospheric Particle Pollution and Prevention, Department of Environmental Science and Engineering, Institute of Atmospheric Sciences, Fudan University, Shanghai 200433, China; Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences, Manora Peak, Nainital 263001, India.

Abstract

Biomass burning (BB) is a significant air pollution source, with global, regional and local impacts on air quality, public health and climate. Worldwide an extensive range of studies has been conducted on almost all the aspects of BB, including its specific types, on quantification of emissions and on assessing its various impacts. China is one of the countries where the significance of BB has been recognized, and a lot of research efforts devoted to investigate it, however, so far no systematic reviews were conducted to synthesize the information which has been emerging. Therefore the aim of this work was to comprehensively review most of the studies published on this topic in China, including literature concerning field measurements, laboratory studies and the impacts of BB indoors and outdoors in China. In addition, this review provides insights into the role of wildfire and anthropogenic BB on air quality and health globally. Further, we attempted to provide a basis for formulation of policies and regulations by policy makers in China.

KEYWORDS:

Air quality; Biomass burning; China; Climate; Emission; Health

PMID:
27908624
DOI:
10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.11.025
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