Official website of the project: http://www.acceptedera.eu
The aim of the project is to improve our understanding of future exposure situations in cities and their impact on health using an interdisciplinary approach. This will be achieved by using various state-of-the-art atmospheric models and measurements and epidemiological studies and reviews.
The project consists of four work packages (WPs). WP1 focuses on emissions of air pollutants, urban climate and air quality. WP2 deals with the relation between indoor and outdoor air quality, activity patterns and personal exposure modeling. In WP3 epidemiological studies of vulnerable groups will be conducted. The Health Impact Assessments will be performed in WP4, by using information collected in the other WPs.
We will in particular address the issue of the mitigation strategies that can be used to reduce urbanization and climate change effects on the local urban meteorology and air quality. With applications on several European cities including
In the final phase, scenario-based health impact assessments will combine exposure information with exposure-response functions from epidemiological studies conducted within this project and previously published functions for mortality and hospital admissions. We will discuss the effects of socioeconomic and demographic trends, describe the predicted health impacts and the benefits associated with different interventions and policies such as LEZ and other urban changes such as residential density, urban vegetation, energy saving buildings etc.
A project meeting combined with a workshop on Health Impact Assessments is being planned for September 11-12, 2014. The meeting will take place at the University Augsburg, Germany.
Project partners: 11 partners from four European countries:
Germany: University of Augsburg
France: Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Institut national de la santé et de la recherche médicale (INSERM), Centre Scientifique et Technique du Bâtiment (CSTB), AIRPARIF, Institut scientifique de service public (ISSeP)
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Study period: 2013 - 2015
Funding: EU (ERA-ENVHEALTH)