The Interaction of Ambient Temperature and Air Pollution in China

  • Yixuan Jiang
  • Renjie Chen
  • Haidong KanEmail author


Numerous studies have revealed that both ambient temperature and air pollution are associated with human health. However, whether there are interactions between temperature and air pollution remains undefined, and the results are inconsistent. In this review, we searched related studies and summarized the conclusions to obtain an overview of this issue. We focused on two air pollutants, particulate matter (PM) and ozone. Most studies suggested that there were interactive effects between temperature and air pollution on human health, and the results varied among different geographic regions. Further studies conducted in larger populations and areas are needed to clarify the underlying mechanisms of the interactions. Furthermore, it is necessary for the government to strengthen targeted protection of susceptible populations during high-pollution and extreme-temperature days.


Ambient temperature Particulate matter Ozone Interaction 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Environmental Health, School of Public HealthFudan UniversityShanghaiChina

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