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Individual aircraft noise exposure assessment for a case-crossover study in Switzerland

Saucy, Apolline and Schäffer, Beat and Tangermann, Louise and Vienneau, Danielle and Wunderli, Jean-Marc and Röösli, Martin. (2020) Individual aircraft noise exposure assessment for a case-crossover study in Switzerland. International journal of environmental research and public health, 17 (9). p. 3011.

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Abstract

Accurate exposure assessment is essential in environmental epidemiological studies. This is especially true for aircraft noise, which is characterized by a high spatial and temporal variation. We propose a method to assess individual aircraft noise exposure for a case-crossover study investigating the acute effects of aircraft noise on cardiovascular deaths. We identified all cases of cardiovascular death (24,886) occurring near Zürich airport, Switzerland, over fifteen years from the Swiss National Cohort. Outdoor noise exposure at the home address was calculated for the night preceding death and control nights using flight operations information from Zürich airport and noise footprints calculated for major aircraft types and air routes. We estimated three different noise metrics: mean sound pressure level (L; Aeq; ), maximum sound pressure level (L; Amax; ), and number above threshold 55 dB (NAT; 55; ) for different nighttime windows. Average nighttime aircraft noise levels were 45.2 dB, 64.6 dB, and 18.5 for L; Aeq; , L; Amax; , and NAT; 55; respectively. In this paper, we present a method to estimate individual aircraft noise exposure with high spatio-temporal resolution and a flexible choice of exposure events and metrics. This exposure assessment will be used in a case-crossover study investigating the acute effects of noise on health.
Faculties and Departments:09 Associated Institutions > Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH)
09 Associated Institutions > Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) > Department of Epidemiology and Public Health (EPH) > Environmental Exposures and Health > Physical Hazards and Health (Röösli)
UniBasel Contributors:Saucy, Apolline and Tangermann, Louise and Vienneau, Danielle and Röösli, Martin
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
ISSN:1660-4601
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
Language:English
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Last Modified:13 May 2020 14:40
Deposited On:13 May 2020 14:40

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