Dataset associated with "Outdoor air pollution in India is not only an urban problem"
Urban outdoor air pollution in the developing world, mostly due to particulate matter with diameters smaller than 2.5 µm (PM2.5), has been highlighted in recent years as it leads to millions of premature deaths. Outdoor air pollution has also been viewed mostly as an urban problem. We use satellite-derived demarcations to parse India's population into urban and non-urban regions (which agrees with the census data). We also use the satellite-derived surface PM2.5 levels to calculate the health impacts in the urban and non-urban regions. We show that the outdoor air pollution problem is just as ...
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