Mitigation of air pollution by greenness: A narrative review

Published: 28 June 2018
Author(s): Massimo Franchini, Pier Mannuccio Mannucci
Issue: June 2018
Section: Narrative review

Air pollution represents one of the world's most important environmental health risks, being associated with an increased rate of multiple diseases (mainly cardiopulmonary) and of premature deaths. A number of actions have been suggested and implemented to mitigate the deleterious health effects of air pollution. Accordingly, recent research has attempted to estimate the beneficial effect of exposure to greenness on human health. In this narrative review, we summarize and review the current literature on the favourable association between greenness and human health in both the outdoor and indoor environments.