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Public health management: life expectancy and air pollution

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  • Meghisan Georgeta-Madalina

    (University of Craiova, Craiova, Romania; Romanian Academy, National Institute of Economic Research “Costin C. Kiritescu”, Bucharest, Romania)

  • Toma Dorin

    (The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania; Prof. Dr. Th. Burghele Clinical Hospital, Bucharest, Romania)

Abstract

Part of the National Strategy of Sustainable Development from Romania, life expectancy and air pollution indicators have an important role in establishing long term public health management strategies. International scientific literature within the field underlines the strong connection between air pollution and life expectancy. This research study focuses on the impact of greenhouse gas emissions, particulate matter air pollutants, ozone air pollutants on the length of life at 65 years old and life expectancy at birth of the population from Romania. The methods used for research are correlation and linear regression. Our results will be a starting point for further development of public health policies in developing countries, which mostly focus on socio-economic aspects, neglecting the negative impact of air pollution.

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  • Meghisan Georgeta-Madalina & Toma Dorin, 2017. "Public health management: life expectancy and air pollution," Proceedings of the International Conference on Business Excellence, Sciendo, vol. 11(1), pages 111-120, July.
  • Handle: RePEc:vrs:poicbe:v:11:y:2017:i:1:p:111-120:n:12
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