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Abstract

EXPOLIS is a European multicentre study for measurement of exposures to air pollution for working age populations. The selected urban areas are Athens, Basel, Grenoble, Helsinki, Milan and Prague. The study involves: assessment of the exposure of European urban populations to major air pollutants; analysis of the personal and environmental determinants and inter-relationships to these exposures; development of a European database for simulation of air pollution exposures. These objectives are pursued by measuring the personal exposures, home indoor and outdoor workplace levels of particulate matter smaller than 2.5 µm, PM(2.5), volatile organic compounds (VOC) and carbon monoxide (CO) of approximately 500 subjects representing the urban target populations. Identical equipment and procedures are used in each centre. To ensure comparability of the data a strict quality assurance/quality control (QA/QC) protocol was established. Standard operating procedures (SOP) were prepared for all procedures and VOC laboratory analyses were intercalibrated.

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Authors: JANTUNEN M J ET AL, KTL, Department of Environmental Hygiene, Kuopio (FI);KATSOUYANNI K, University of Athens, Medical School (GR);KNÖPPEL H, JRC Ispra (IT);KUENZLI N, University of Basel, Institute of Social and Preventative Medicine (CH);LEBRET E, RIVM, Department of Chronic Diseases and Environmental Epidemiology, Bildhoven (NL);MARCONI M, University of Milan, Institute of Occupational Health (IT);SAARELA K, VTT Chemical Technology, Espoo (FI);SRÁM R, Institute of Genetic Ecotoxicology, Prague (CZ);ZMIROU D, University of Joseph Fourier, Medical School, Grenoble (FR);SRAM R, Institute of Genetic Ecotoxicology, Prague (CZ)
Bibliographic Reference: Article: Journal of Exposure Analysis and Environmental Epidemiology
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