Exposure assessment in studies on the chronic effects of long-term exposure to air pollution : report on a WHO/HEI workshop, Bonn, Germany 4-5 February 2002
AbstractThe few published worldwide studies all indicate a significant health burden caused by long-term exposure air pollution. Such studies need to be conducted in a variety of populations to answer detailed questions about the nature of the pollution responsible for the health effects, as well as the characteristics of susceptible population groups. These would also help to inform policies to reduce health risk due to air pollution. Accurate assessment of long-term exposure of study subjects is a critical element in such studies, and is the aspect that poses the most challenges to investigators. This workshop, convened by WHO in collaboration with the Health Effects Institute, reviewed the exposure assessment in long-term studies and formulated recommendations addressed to the investigators as well as to the research funding agencies, with the aim of optimizing future research. The recommendations relate to epidemiological objectives and design, studied outcomes, the use of ambient air monitoring data as well as the use of exposure models, spatial modelling, personal monitoring and other methods
World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe. (2003). Exposure assessment in studies on the chronic effects of long-term exposure to air pollution : report on a WHO/HEI workshop, Bonn, Germany 4-5 February 2002. Copenhagen : WHO Regional Office for Europe. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/107472
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