Air Quality Guidelines: Global Update 2005
Particulate Matter, Ozone, Nitrogen Dioxide and Sulfur Dioxide
EURO Nonserial Publication
WHO Regional Office for Europe
ISBN-13    9789289021920 ISBN-10    9289021926
Order Number    13400066   
Price    CHF    100.00 / US$    120.00 Developing countries:    CHF    70.00
English     2006        493   pages
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This book presents revised guideline values for the four most common air pollutants - particulate matter, ozone, nitrogen dioxide and sulfur dioxide - based on a recent review of the accumulated scientific evidence. The rationale for selection of each guideline value is supported by a synthesis of information emerging from research on the health effects of each pollutant. As a result, these guidelines now also apply globally. They can be read in conjunction with Air quality guidelines for Europe, 2nd edition, which is still the authority on guideline values for all other air pollutants.

As well as revised guideline values, this book makes a brief yet comprehensive review of the issues affecting the application of the guidelines in risk assessment and policy development. Further, it summarizes information on:
. pollution sources and levels in various parts of the world,
. population exposure and characteristics affecting sensitivity to pollution,
. methods for quantifying the health burden of air pollution, and
. the use of guidelines in developing air quality standards and other policy tools.

Finally, the special case of indoor air pollution is explored.

Prepared by a large team of renowned international experts who considered conditions in various parts of the globe, these guidelines are applicable throughout the world. They provide reliable guidance for policy-makers everywhere when considering the various options for air quality management.