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Title: Role of human exposure assessment in air quality management : report on the joint workshop of the World Health Organization, the Joint Research Centre and the European Concerted Action "Urban Air, Indoor Environment and Human Exposure" Bonn, Germany 14-15 October 2002
Authors: World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe
Issue Date: 2003
Publisher: Copenhagen : WHO Regional Office for Europe
Language: English
Abstract: European air quality policy has so far focused on ambient (outdoor) air pollution. Accordingly, European countries have put major efforts into formulating and implementing abatement strategies for outdoor sources, while indoor sources may not have been adequately taken into account. Consequently, the present approaches may not be effective in reducing the health risks linked to pollution. This workshop evaluated how appropriate the current exposure assessment methods are when designing and implementing comprehensive policies and air quality management approaches to address the health risks of air pollutants from both outdoor and indoor sources. After reviewing the presently available methods of exposure assessment, the workshop participants agreed that, for certain air pollutants, well designed outdoor air quality assessment and management approaches may be appropriate tools to reduce the health risks of pollution. However, for the strong indoor pollutants, additional information is needed to increase the efficiency of present air quality management practice and to address exposure in all microenvironments. This should include models of exposure which can be applicable in various countries, provided that the local data on emission from indoor sources are available along with, pollution concentration in various microenvironments and population activities
Description: The full report has been published by the European Commission in 2004 under ISBN 92-894-4997-7 and can be obtained by contacting the Office for Official Publications of the European Communities in Luxembourg
20 p.
Subject: Environmental Exposure
Air Pollution
Air Pollution, Indoor
Risk Assessment
Risk Management
Environmental Monitoring
Context: adverse effects
metadata.dc.subject.other: Environment and Public Health
Gov't Doc #: EUR/03/5039760
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