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Title: Quantification of health effects of exposure to air pollution : report on a WHO working group, Bilthoven, Netherlands 20-22 November 2000
Authors: World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe
Issue Date: 2001
Publisher: Copenhagen : WHO Regional Office for Europe
Language: English
Abstract: Quantifying the impact of air pollution on the public's health has become an increasingly critical component in policy discussion. Those responsible for any health impact assessment must address important methodological issues related to both its design and conduct. A WHO Working Group examined several of these issues as they applied specifically to assessments of air pollution. The Group concluded that the most complete estimates of both attributable numbers of deaths and average reductions in life-span associated with exposure to air pollution are those based on cohort studies. Time-series studies would continue to contribute to scientific understanding of exposure-response relationships. The Group identified sensitivity analysis as an intrinsic part of impact estimatino that is critical for quantifying the uncertainty of the estimates. Such analysis should consider deviations of the conditions in the target population from those in the assessed population, which would plausibly affect estimated pollution effects
Description: EUR//01/5026342
29 p.
Subject: Air Pollution
Environmental Monitoring
Environmental Exposure
Public Health
Epidemiologic Methods
Guidelines
Risk Assessment
Context: adverse effects
methods
metadata.dc.subject.other: Environment and Public Health
Gov't Doc #: EUR//01/5026342
URI: http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/108463
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