Title: Combining environment and health information systems for the assessment of atmospheric pollution on human health
Citation: SCIENCE OF THE TOTAL ENVIRONMENT vol. 488-489 p. 362-368
Publication Year: 2014
JRC N°: JRC86206
ISSN: 0048-9697
URI: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0048969714003064
DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2014.02.116
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: The use of emerging technologies for environmental monitoring with satellite and in-situ sensors are essential instruments for assessing the impact of environmental pollution on human health especially in areas that require high spatial and temporal resolution. This was until recently a rather difficult problem. Regrettably, the reporting of spatial resolution is frequently inadequate in reporting environmental causes and health effects in the same time scale. This work refers to atmospheric pollution and examines different levels air quality episodes with sensor monitoring in high temporal frequency for examining severe health effects. The data sets needed for the integration of environment and health systems form a generalized methodology in a way that facilitates new regulatory policies and permits abatement strategies that are close to real-time with innovative in-situ and satellite monitoring applications. It also allows the merging information systems for accurately describing chronic and acute environmental burdens. In addition, it facilitates a precise representation of human exposure taking into account the randomness of human activities and the accurate representation of environmental stressors of human exposure.
JRC Directorate:Sustainable Resources

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