Air pollution is the single largest environmental health risk human beings face. Yet scientists are still unclear as to how exactly human-made pollutants make people sick. As long as these questions remain unanswered, effective emissions-control policies will be elusive. In a commentary published in the magazine Nature, two chemists from Germany’s Max Planck Institute call for a multidisciplinary and internationally well-coordinated effort to tackle the air-pollution health crisis. getAbstract recommends their article to policy makers and researchers.
About the Authors
Jos Lelieveld is director of atmospheric chemistry and Ulrich Pöschl is director of multiphase chemistry at the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry in Mainz, Germany.