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Title: Health impact of urban air pollution in Belgium
Authors: Remy, Suzanne
Nawrot, Tim
Fierens, Frans
Petit, Paul
Vanderstraeten, Peter
Nemery, Benoit
Bouland, Catherine
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: SPRINGER INTERNATIONAL PUBLISHING AG
Citation: Air Quality, Atmosphere and Health, 4 (3-4), p. 243-246
Abstract: Health impact assessment (HIA) of air pollution was performed in three Belgian cities using APHEIS methodology, in the framework of the Belgian NEHAP. The urban agglomerations of Liege, Antwerp, and Brussels were chosen, totalling together two million inhabitants. HIA was calculated using either measured or interpolated populated weighted air data. We estimated the annual number of deaths in 2004 attributed to acute, subacute, and chronic exposure to PM10 above 20 mu g/m(3), the PM10 target value defined in the EU directive (1999/30/EC). For the three cities combined, 5.5% of the mortality is attributable to PM10 concentrations higher than the reference level. The differences between the three cities were not significant. The impact of ozone (reference, above 120 mu g/m(3)) was limited.
Notes: [Remy, Suzanne; Petit, Paul] Sci Inst Publ Serv, Liege, Belgium. [Nawrot, Tim; Nemery, Benoit] Catholic Univ Louvain, Unit Lung Toxicol, B-3000 Louvain, Belgium. [Nawrot, Tim] Hasselt Univ, Ctr Environm Sci, Diepenbeek, Belgium. [Fierens, Frans] Belgian Interreg Environm Agcy, Brussels, Belgium. [Vanderstraeten, Peter; Bouland, Catherine] Brussels Inst Management Environm, Brussels, Belgium.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/14348
DOI: 10.1007/s11869-010-0078-3
ISI #: 000309479900010
ISSN: 1873-9318
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
Validation: ecoom, 2013
Appears in Collections: Environmental Biology
Research Institute: Centre for Environmental Sciences

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