Air quality and human health in urban settlement

Case study of Kuala Lumpur city

Hoon Leh Oliver Ling, Kien Hwa Ting, Ahmad Shaharuddin, Kadaruddin Aiyub, Yaakob Mohd Jani

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Abstract

Population growth and urbanisation are potentially affecting the environmental quality and human health. Studies have been carried out to understand the chain of causality between human activities and air pollution, as well as air quality and human health. Environmental health indicators were reviewed and selected for this study with Kuala Lumpur city as case study. Environmental health was defined as human health and disease that are determined by factors in the environment and environmental conditions which affect the quality of health. In this research, ambient air quality level of the city and the air related health condition of residents were analysed. In this case study, the relationship between urban landuses, air quality and air related health were examined and were found to have strong and significant relationships, even though, air pollution is a trans-boundary issue. Results from the research have shown that city landuses and traffic generation in a city affect the air quality level (number of unhealthy days as measured in API) and its residents' health.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCSSR 2010 - 2010 International Conference on Science and Social Research
Pages510-515
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Event2010 International Conference on Science and Social Research, CSSR 2010 - Kuala Lumpur
Duration: 5 Dec 20107 Dec 2010

Other

Other2010 International Conference on Science and Social Research, CSSR 2010
CityKuala Lumpur
Period5/12/107/12/10

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Keywords

  • ambient air quality
  • city planning
  • environmental health
  • indicators

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)

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Oliver Ling, H. L., Ting, K. H., Shaharuddin, A., Aiyub, K., & Mohd Jani, Y. (2010). Air quality and human health in urban settlement: Case study of Kuala Lumpur city. In CSSR 2010 - 2010 International Conference on Science and Social Research (pp. 510-515). [5773831] https://doi.org/10.1109/CSSR.2010.5773831

Air quality and human health in urban settlement : Case study of Kuala Lumpur city. / Oliver Ling, Hoon Leh; Ting, Kien Hwa; Shaharuddin, Ahmad; Aiyub, Kadaruddin; Mohd Jani, Yaakob.

CSSR 2010 - 2010 International Conference on Science and Social Research. 2010. p. 510-515 5773831.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Oliver Ling, HL, Ting, KH, Shaharuddin, A, Aiyub, K & Mohd Jani, Y 2010, Air quality and human health in urban settlement: Case study of Kuala Lumpur city. in CSSR 2010 - 2010 International Conference on Science and Social Research., 5773831, pp. 510-515, 2010 International Conference on Science and Social Research, CSSR 2010, Kuala Lumpur, 5/12/10. https://doi.org/10.1109/CSSR.2010.5773831
Oliver Ling HL, Ting KH, Shaharuddin A, Aiyub K, Mohd Jani Y. Air quality and human health in urban settlement: Case study of Kuala Lumpur city. In CSSR 2010 - 2010 International Conference on Science and Social Research. 2010. p. 510-515. 5773831 https://doi.org/10.1109/CSSR.2010.5773831
Oliver Ling, Hoon Leh ; Ting, Kien Hwa ; Shaharuddin, Ahmad ; Aiyub, Kadaruddin ; Mohd Jani, Yaakob. / Air quality and human health in urban settlement : Case study of Kuala Lumpur city. CSSR 2010 - 2010 International Conference on Science and Social Research. 2010. pp. 510-515
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