Transport, the Environment, and Public Health in China

Published: October 13th, 2017

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Dr Song Liang

In a paper published in the October 14 issue of the Lancet, Dr. Song Liang, an associate professor at the Department of Environmental and Global Health, joined with an international team consisting of experts in the fields of medicine, environmental health science, transportation safety, and urban design, examine public health impacts of transportation-related risk factors in China. The unprecedented economic development and accompanying, remarkable growth of transportation in China have brought tremendous benefits as well as health threats. The team reviewed the impacts of motorized transport on road traffic injuries and fatalities, air quality and associated health effects, regional and global climate change through transport emissions of greenhouse gases, and discussed consequences of poor urban infrastructure, knowledge and policy gaps, as well as the way forward. The link to the article  is: http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(17)31958-X/abstract