Short- and long-term exposure to air pollution and health effects in Okayama City, Japan

July 01, 2017

◆Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (JSPS) "Scientific Research (C)"

◆Leader : YORIFUJI Takashi

◆FY2017 - FY2019

Recent epidemiological studies from western countries consistently suggest adverse health effects owing to air pollution, evet at the concentrations observed at current daily life. However, number of epidemiological studies is still limited in Japan. We therefore aim to evaluate health effects of short- and long-term exposure to air pollution in Okayama City, Japan. We hope that this study provides import insights for public health and air pollution strategy in Japan as well as in the world.