EURAQHEM - Preparatory work for optimized European air quality and health effect monitoring

The project was based on an analysis of the current practice of air quality and health status/impact monitoring in the EU member states. Major problems regarding the health relevance of pollution monitoring were identified by comparing the current approach with ideal models on exposure and health effect monitoring derived from recent scientific knowledge. The project finally proposed a new concept for a more integrated air pollution and health effect monitoring system.

Specific aims:

  • Analysis on the health relevance of the current air pollution assessments based on monitoring and modeling. 
  • Proposal of a design of the air pollution networks, monitoring strategy and assessment methodology that is health relevant.
  • Analysis on the current assessments of air pollution related health effects. 
  • Proposal of a design of a network and methodology for the assessment of health effects of air pollution.  
  • Proposal of a design for the systematic review and of negative health impact of air pollution.

Project duration:

December 2004 - December 2005.

IUTA e.V. Institute of Energy and Environmental Technology e.V., Duisburg, Germany

LMU Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Institute of Medical Data Management, Biometrics and Epidemiology, Munich, Germany

Müller BBM GmbH, Planegg, Germany

Annette Peters (Principal Investigator)
Stephanie von Klot (data review)
Josef Cyrys (data review)
H.-Erich Wichmann (Principal Investigator)

DG-Environment. Service Contract 070501/2004/389487/MAR/C1

Helmholtz Zentrum München
Institute of Epidemiology II
Prof. Dr. A. Peters
P.O. Box 1129
85758 Neuherberg, Germany
Phone: +49 89 3187-4566
Fax: +49 89 3187-3380

Final report:

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