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Quantifying the health impacts of ambient air pollutants : recommendations of a WHO/Europe project

Héroux, Marie-Eve and Anderson, H. Ross and Atkinson, Richard and Brunekreef, Bert and Cohen, Aaron and Forastiere, Francesco and Hurley, Fintan and Katsouyanni, Klea and Krewski, Daniel and Krzyzanowski, Michal and Künzli, Nino and Mills, Inga and Querol, Xavier and Ostro, Bart and Walton, Heather. (2015) Quantifying the health impacts of ambient air pollutants : recommendations of a WHO/Europe project. International journal of public health, 60 (5). pp. 619-627.

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Abstract

Quantitative estimates of air pollution health impacts have become an increasingly critical input to policy decisions. The WHO project "Health risks of air pollution in Europe-HRAPIE" was implemented to provide the evidence-based concentration-response functions for quantifying air pollution health impacts to support the 2013 revision of the air quality policy for the European Union (EU).; A group of experts convened by WHO Regional Office for Europe reviewed the accumulated primary research evidence together with some commissioned reviews and recommended concentration-response functions for air pollutant-health outcome pairs for which there was sufficient evidence for a causal association.; The concentration-response functions link several indicators of mortality and morbidity with short- and long-term exposure to particulate matter, ozone and nitrogen dioxide. The project also provides guidance on the use of these functions and associated baseline health information in the cost-benefit analysis.; The project results provide the scientific basis for formulating policy actions to improve air quality and thereby reduce the burden of disease associated with air pollution in Europe.
Faculties and Departments:09 Associated Institutions > Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) > Department of Epidemiology and Public Health (EPH) > Chronic Disease Epidemiology > Air Pollution and Health (Künzli)
03 Faculty of Medicine > Departement Public Health > Sozial- und Präventivmedizin > Air Pollution and Health (Künzli)
09 Associated Institutions > Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH)
UniBasel Contributors:Künzli, Nino
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
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Publisher:Birkhäuser
ISSN:1661-8556
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
Language:English
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Last Modified:31 Oct 2017 10:01
Deposited On:04 Sep 2015 14:30

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