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Title: Exposure of urban population in the WHO European Region to major air pollutants : summary of the WHO-ECEH air pollution database / Kees Huysmans and Michal Krzyzanowski
Authors: Huysmans, Kees
Krzyzanowski, Michal
World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe
Issue Date: 1997
Publisher: Bilthoven : WHO Regional Office for Europe
Language: English
Abstract: The aim of the health and environment geographic information system (HEGIS), developed by the Bilthoven Division of the WHO European Centre for Environment and Health, is to advance the assessment of health impacts of environmental contamination as well as to identify areas or populations where public health interventions are needed. This document summarizes the available information on ambient air quality in urban areas of the WHO European Region. Data on ambient concentrations of NO2, SO2, ozone, total suspended particulates and black smoke are included. The aim is to facilitate the assessment of exposure to air pollution and the use of these data for estimating impacts of the pollution on human health in Europe. The data on at least one pollutant are presented for 263 towns (each with more than 50 000 residents) comprising, in total, more than 158 million people
Description: EUR/ICP/TRNS 02 01 02
77 p.
Subject: Urban Population
Air Pollution
Environmental Exposure
Europe
metadata.dc.subject.other: Environment and Public Health
Gov't Doc #: EUR/ICP/TRNS 02 01 02
URI: http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/108315
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