Electric scooters: Batteries in the battle against ambient air pollution?

Job FM van Boven, Pham Le An, Bruce J Kirenga, Niels H. Chavannes

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Abstract

Ambient air pollution is a major global health threat, responsible for an estimated loss of 103 million disability-adjusted life-years in 2015,1,2 and a main contributor to numerous health problems, such as cardiovascular and respiratory diseases.3,4 Within the traffic domain of air pollution, cars, lorries, busses, mopeds, and scooters are all partly responsible, with the latter being of particular importance regarding, amongst others, black carbon, carcinogenic benzene, and (ultrafine) particulate matter exhaust.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages2
JournalThe Lancet Planetary Health
Volume1
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 4-Aug-2017

Keywords

  • AIR POLLUTION
  • COPD
  • AMBIENT AIR-POLLUTION
  • ELECTRIC VEHICLES
  • TRAFFIC NOISE

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