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Respiratory disease and particulate air pollution in Santiago Chile: Contribution of erosion particles from fine sediments

Publications Posted on: September 30, 2014
Air pollution in Santiago is a serious problem every winter, causing thousands of cases of breathing problems within the population. With more than 6 million people and almost two million vehicles, this large city receives rainfall only during winters. Depending on the frequency of storms, statistics show that every time it rains, air quality improves for a couple of days, followed by extreme levels of air pollution.