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Title: Measurement of particulate matter (PM10 and PM2.5) in Europe : report on a WHO workshop, Berlin 27-29 October 1997
Authors: World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe
Issue Date: 1998
Publisher: Copenhagen : WHO Regional Office for Europe
Language: English
Abstract: Recently accumulated epidemiological evidence on the health effects of particulate matter (PM), and especially on its inhalable fractions PM10 and PM2.5, indicate that a comprehensive programme to prevent the adverse effects of these particles on health should be established in Europe. The workshop was organized with the aim of discussing the issues related to PM10 and PM2.5 monitoring. Specific objectives were to review PM10 measurement and assessment techniques; to share experiences among those the countries where monitoring has been established; and to recommend to Member States the most cost-effective and efficient methods of PM10 monitoring, focusing on the prevention of the adverse effects of pollution on health. The workshop formulated conclusions and recommendations concerning the needs for PM10 and PM2.5 monitoring in the Region; the selection of equipment; the measurement of other properties of PM; activities related to PM10 monitoring; and implementation. The recommendations should be considered in the implementation of national programmes, and in particular of national environmental health action plans (NEHAPS). The supporting role of WHO was also specified
Description: EUR/ICP/TRNS 02 01 03
14 p.
Subject: Air Pollutants
Environmental Exposure
Environmental Monitoring
Context: adverse effects
metadata.dc.subject.other: Environment and Public Health
Gov't Doc #: EUR/ICP/TRNS 02 01 03
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