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postgraduate thesis: Air quality and health implications in the underground mass-transportation environment : a systematic review

TitleAir quality and health implications in the underground mass-transportation environment : a systematic review
Authors
Issue Date2013
PublisherThe University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong)
Citation
Szeto, Y. [司徒英浩]. (2013). Air quality and health implications in the underground mass-transportation environment : a systematic review. (Thesis). University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.5353/th_b5098859
AbstractObjective This review aims to investigate (i) the concentrations of air pollutants/bacteria in the underground mass-transportation in comparison to the above-ground environment; and (ii) the health implications upon exposure to the underground mass-transportation environment. Methods A systematic review was conducted using keyword searches in Medline, PubMed and ScienceDirect. After screening for relevance, 25 papers are extracted and critically reviewed. Results A number of air pollutants/bacteria/fungi were found having higher concentrations in the underground mass-transportation as compared with those in the above-ground environment. Air quality in the underground mass-transportation is influenced by factors like the service years of subway since operation, train specifications, sampling time, and sampling location. No acute implications were identified, but irritations, human cell damages and anti-inflammatory responses were identified. Conclusion Air quality in underground is worse than in the above-ground environment except for the more recently built subway systems. Research for health implications upon long-term exposure to underground environment is recommended.
DegreeMaster of Public Health
SubjectAir quality - Health aspect
Dept/ProgramPublic Health
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/193816

 

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dc.contributor.authorSzeto, Ying-ho-
dc.contributor.author司徒英浩-
dc.date.accessioned2014-01-27T23:10:49Z-
dc.date.available2014-01-27T23:10:49Z-
dc.date.issued2013-
dc.identifier.citationSzeto, Y. [司徒英浩]. (2013). Air quality and health implications in the underground mass-transportation environment : a systematic review. (Thesis). University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.5353/th_b5098859-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/193816-
dc.description.abstractObjective This review aims to investigate (i) the concentrations of air pollutants/bacteria in the underground mass-transportation in comparison to the above-ground environment; and (ii) the health implications upon exposure to the underground mass-transportation environment. Methods A systematic review was conducted using keyword searches in Medline, PubMed and ScienceDirect. After screening for relevance, 25 papers are extracted and critically reviewed. Results A number of air pollutants/bacteria/fungi were found having higher concentrations in the underground mass-transportation as compared with those in the above-ground environment. Air quality in the underground mass-transportation is influenced by factors like the service years of subway since operation, train specifications, sampling time, and sampling location. No acute implications were identified, but irritations, human cell damages and anti-inflammatory responses were identified. Conclusion Air quality in underground is worse than in the above-ground environment except for the more recently built subway systems. Research for health implications upon long-term exposure to underground environment is recommended.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherThe University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong)-
dc.relation.ispartofHKU Theses Online (HKUTO)-
dc.rightsThe author retains all proprietary rights, (such as patent rights) and the right to use in future works.-
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.subject.lcshAir quality - Health aspect-
dc.titleAir quality and health implications in the underground mass-transportation environment : a systematic review-
dc.typePG_Thesis-
dc.identifier.hkulb5098859-
dc.description.thesisnameMaster of Public Health-
dc.description.thesislevelMaster-
dc.description.thesisdisciplinePublic Health-
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dc.identifier.doi10.5353/th_b5098859-
dc.date.hkucongregation2013-

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