Review of methods for monitoring of PM2.5 and PM10 : report on a WHO workshop , Berlin, Germany 11-12 October 2004
AbstractThe WHO assessment of health aspects of particulate matter (PM) concluded that the fine particles are strongly associated with mortality, hospitalization for cardio-pulmonary disease and other endpoints This WHO workshop, organized by the WHO European Centre for Environment and Health, Bonn Office, in collaboration with the WHO Collaborating Centre in Berlin, European Commission (EC) Joint Research Centre (JRC) and the European Environment Agency (EEA), reviewed various methods for PM2.5 and PM10 monitoring and discussed their comparability and quality. The experiences were presented of field inter-comparisons of various methods of PM2.5 monitoring, performed as part of the CEN procedure to establish a reference method. Participants also discussed the experiences of the WHO/EURO Member States in development and operation of the PM monitoring networks oriented towards the population exposure assessment. The workshop gathered 72 experts from 36 Member States, the EC , the EEA and WHO. It was confirmed that in many countries the monitoring of PM10 has dynamically increased in the recent years. However, the relevant information from most of the countries of the Eastern part of the Region is missing, The workshop pointed to the important role of WHO/EURO in promoting PM monitoring, and encouraged international cooperation in capacity building, information exchange and organization of the quality control and assessment networks
World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe. (2005). Review of methods for monitoring of PM2.5 and PM10 : report on a WHO workshop , Berlin, Germany 11-12 October 2004. Copenhagen : WHO Regional Office for Europe. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/107640
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