Title: Environmental Factors that May Explain the Geographical and Time Patterns in Respiratory Health
Authors: SKOULOUDIS Andreas
Publisher: World Health Organisation Europe
Publication Year: 2007
JRC N°: JRC49968
ISBN: 978 92 890 7297 7
URI: http://www.euro.who.int/EHindicators/Methodology/20060126_1; http://www.euro.who.int/Document/E90767.pdf
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: Current knowledge on health consequences from atmospheric pollution should incorporate information differentiated for sensitive pollution groups. This indicator identifies children of up to five years old who live at the vicinity of roads with high traffic where there are also exceedances above limit values for pollutant concentrations and high noise levels. Hence, estimating high rates of expected health effects. Children of up to 5 years old living at three different distances from heavily trafficked roads (50m, 200m and 500m at each side of the road) are identified. The children population numbers are superimposed to maps of air-pollution concentrations for health effecting pollutants (PM10, PM2.5 and O3) for calculating the number of children in length of road (in km) where the concentrations are above the limit /guide values for health effects. The pollution concentration maps should be either based on modeling maps or maps from monitoring data on temporal basis related to the limit/guide values required from EU /WHO.
JRC Directorate:Sustainable Resources

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