Relationship between vehicle count and particulate air pollution in Amman, Jordan

Nedal Awad Alnawaiseh, Jamal Hisham Hashim, Zaleha Md Isa

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Abstract

The main objective of this cross-sectional comparative study is to observe the relationship between traffic-related air pollutants, particularly particulate matter (PM) of total suspended particulate (TSP) and PM of size 10 μm (PM10), and vehicle traffic in Amman, Jordan. Two study areas were chosen randomly as a high-polluted area (HPA) and low-polluted area (LPA). The findings indicate that TSP and PM10 were still significantly correlated with traffic count even after controlling for confounding factors (temperature, relative humidity, and wind speed): TSP, r = 0.726, P <.001; PM10, r = 0.719, P <.001). There was a significant positive relationship between traffic count and PM level: TSP, P <.001; PM10, P <.001. Moreover, there was a significant negative relationship between temperature and PM10 level (P =.018). Traffic volume contributed greatly to high concentrations of TSP and PM10 in areas with high traffic count, in addition to the effect of temperature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)NP1742-NP1751
JournalAsia-Pacific Journal of Public Health
Volume27
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 4 Mar 2015

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Particulate Matter
Air Pollution
Temperature
Air Pollutants
Humidity
Cross-Sectional Studies

Keywords

  • Amman
  • meteorology
  • PM10
  • TSP
  • vehicle traffic

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  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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Relationship between vehicle count and particulate air pollution in Amman, Jordan. / Alnawaiseh, Nedal Awad; Hashim, Jamal Hisham; Md Isa, Zaleha.

In: Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health, Vol. 27, No. 2, 04.03.2015, p. NP1742-NP1751.

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Alnawaiseh, Nedal Awad ; Hashim, Jamal Hisham ; Md Isa, Zaleha. / Relationship between vehicle count and particulate air pollution in Amman, Jordan. In: Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health. 2015 ; Vol. 27, No. 2. pp. NP1742-NP1751.
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