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Public health benefits of strategies to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions: urban land transport

Abstract:

We used Comparative Risk Assessment methods to estimate the health effects of alternative urban land transport scenarios for two settings—London, UK, and Delhi, India. For each setting, we compared a business-as-usual 2030 projection (without policies for reduction of greenhouse gases) with alternative scenarios—lower-carbon-emission motor vehicles, increased active travel, and a combination of the two. We developed separate models that linked transport scenarios with physical activity, air p...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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James Woodcock More by this author
Phil Edwards More by this author
Cathryn Tonne More by this author
Ben G Armstrong More by this author
Olu Ashiru More by this author
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Wellcome Trust More from this funder
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National Institute for Health Research More from this funder
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Publisher:
Elsevier Publisher's website
Journal:
The Lancet Journal website
Volume:
374
Pages:
1930-1943
Publication date:
2009-12-05
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ISSN:
0140-6736
URN:
uuid:d51885a7-b4ca-4513-985c-be6345861f0d
Source identifiers:
2154
Local pid:
daisy:2154

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