Project

UFP&Health: "Health effects of ultrafine particles in Europe" (2012-ongoing)

Study objective:
Epidemiological evidence on the association between short-term exposure to ultrafine particles (UFP) and mortality is weak, due to the lack of routine UFP measurements and standardized multi-center studies. This projects aims to investigate the relationship between UFP and particulate matter (PM) with daily mortality and hospitalization in eight European urban areas (Stockholm, Helsinki, Copenhagen, Augsburg, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Rome, Athens).

Specific objectives:
To investigate

  • Short-term associations between UFP as well as PM and cause-specific cardio-respiratory mortality.
  • Short-term associations between UFP as well as PM and cardiovascular hospitalization.
  • Time-varying effects of air pollution on daily counts of cause-specific mortality.
  • Interactive effects of air pollution and air temperature on daily counts of cause-specific mortality.


Study areas and outcomes:

Data on daily counts of mortality and cardiovascular hospitalization have been collected for eight cities (Athens, Augsburg, Barcelona, Copenhagen, Helsinki, Rome, Ruhr area, Stockholm).

Current status:
Ongoing

Related Publications:

  • Stafoggia M, Schneider A, Cyrys J, Samoli E, Andersen ZJ, Bedada GB, Bellander T, Cattani G, Eleftheriadis K, Faustini A, Hoffmann B, Jacquemin B, Katsouyanni K, Massling A, Pekkanen J, Perez N, Peters A, Quass U, Yli-Tuomi T, Forastiere F; UF&HEALTH Study Group. Association Between Short-term Exposure to Ultrafine Particles and Mortality in Eight European Urban Areas. Eur Respir J. 2016 Sep;48(3):674-82. doi: 10.1183/13993003.02108-2015. Epub 2016 Jun 23.
    Abstract

  • Samoli E, Andersen ZJ, Katsouyanni K, Hennig F, Kuhlbusch TA, Bellander T, Cattani G, Cyrys J, Forastiere F, Jacquemin B, Kulmala M, Lanki T, Loft S, Massling A, Tobias A, Stafoggia M; UF&HEALTH Study group. Exposure to ultrafine particles and respiratory hospitalisations in five European cities. Eur Respir J. 2016 Sep;48(3):674-82. doi: 10.1183/13993003.02108-2015. Epub 2016 Jun 23.
    Abstract


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