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Title: Health aspects of air pollution : results from the WHO project "Systematic review of health aspects of air pollution in Europe"
Authors: World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe
Issue Date: 2004
Publisher: Copenhagen : WHO Regional Office for Europe
Language: English
Abstract: This report summarizes the most recent information on the health effects of air pollution. It is based on the results of a comprehensive review of scientific evidence organized by the World Health Organization in support of air pollution policy development in Europe, and in particular the European Commission's Clean Air for Europe (CAFE) programme. The review indicates that air pollution at current levels still poses a considerable burden on health in Europe. Many different adverse effects have been linked to exposure to air pollution, including an increased risk of cardiopulmonary disease and a reduction in life expectancy of a year or more for people living in European cities. Some of these effects occur at very low concentrations that were previously considered safe. Taken together, the evidence is sufficient to strongly recommend further policy action to reduce levels of air pollutants, including particulates, nitrogen dioxide and ozone. It is reasonable to assume that a reduction in air pollution will lead to considerable health benefits
Description: EUR/04/5046026
24 p.
Subject: Air pollutants, Environmental
Air Pollution
Risk Assessment
Epidemiologic Studies
Environmental Exposure
Health Policy
Child Welfare
Context: adverse effects
prevention and control
metadata.dc.subject.other: Environment and Public Health
Gov't Doc #: EUR/04/5046026
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