In 2019, air pollution contributed to over 6 million deaths worldwide. There is growing evidence that air pollution can cause much less damage than previously thought. In addition, major new urban transport mobility trends are emerging around the world, causing potential health impacts related to traffic air pollution.

This special edition requires papers from Environmental Science & Technology ((EUROPEAN SUMMER TIME) invites you to research contributions on the latest multidisciplinary advances in urban air quality, its sources, chemistry and microbiology, health effects and disease effects, mitigation and control solutions, and research findings influencing policy change. The editors particularly welcome contributions on the following topics:

  • Energy infrastructure, climate change and urban air quality
  • Air pollution and public health
  • Aerosol chemistry, microbiology, and airborne pathogens
  • High resolution mapping and modeling of air pollution
  • Local and regional meteorology and urban air quality
  • Understand the sources and behavior of local and regional air pollution in cities
  • Effects of traffic-related air pollution
  • High, middle and low income approaches to air quality mitigation and resolution
  • Important trends in air quality research towards policy change

As a cross-cutting issue, technical articles in the above-mentioned areas that take into account the dimensions of equity and environmental justice are welcome and recommended.

Guest Editors:

Professor Xiang-Dong Li (Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China)
Professor Joshua Apte (UC Berkeley, USA)
Professor Ling Jin (Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China)
Professor Shelly Miller (University of Colorado, USA)
Professor Shu Tao (Peking University, China)

Instructions from the author:

To submit your manuscript, please visit EUROPEAN SUMMER TIME Website. Please follow normal manuscript submission procedures and select the “Urban Air Pollution and Human Health” special issue on the ACS Paragon Plus submission website. All manuscripts are subjected to rigorous peer review. Please refer to the for further submission instructions EUROPEAN SUMMER TIME Author guidelines.


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