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European Study of Cohorts for Air Pollution Effects

Objective

European policy making is hampered by considerable uncertainty about the magnitude and nature of the impacts of long term exposure to air pollution on human health. ESCAPE is a collaboration of more than 30 European cohort studies including some 900,000 subjects. It is aimed at quantifying health impacts of air pollution and at reducing uncertainty. ESCAPE will also test new hypotheses on specific health effects of air pollution. ESCAPE will focus on effects of within-city, within-area and within-country contrasts in air pollution, and so will enable Europe to remain at the cutting edge worldwide for further development and application of methods which have been largely pioneered here. ESCAPE will make measurements of airborne particulate matter and nitrogen oxides in selected regions in Europe. It will measure the chemical composition of the collected particles and it will store samples for future chemical and toxicological analyses. Escape will focus on four categories of cohort studies: 1. Pregnancy outcome and birth cohort studies; 2. Studies on respiratory disease in adults; 3. Studies on cardiovascular disease in adults; 4. Studies on cancer incidence and mortality. ESCAPE responds to a specific FP7 call for a large collaborative project in the Environment and Health program. The call asks for research within existing cohorts among children as well as elderly adults as sensitive groups, and it asks to consider the role of other environmental exposures such as noise, and of biomarkers and gene-environment interactions. Whereas ESCAPE will focus, as requested, on air pollution and to a lesser extent traffic noise exposures, studies have been included which contain a wealth of data on other exposures (e.g., drinking water contaminants), on biomarkers and on genetics. ESCAPE will actively engage stakeholder organisations and policy makers so that results can be swiftly translated to support policy development and implementation.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/inorganic chemistry/inorganic compounds
  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/genetics and heredity
  • /social sciences/sociology/demography/fertility
  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/environmental sciences/pollution
  • /social sciences/sociology/demography/mortality
  • /medical and health sciences/clinical medicine/oncology/cancer
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/theoretical physics/particles

Call for proposal

FP7-ENV-2007-1
See other projects for this call

Funding Scheme

CP-IP - Large-scale integrating project

Coordinator

UNIVERSITEIT UTRECHT
Address
Heidelberglaan 8
3584 CS Utrecht
Netherlands
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 523 000
Administrative Contact
Monique Hoek Van Der (Ms.)

Participants (25)

ETHNIKO KAI KAPODISTRIAKO PANEPISTIMIO ATHINON
Greece
EU contribution
€ 116 004
Address
6 Christou Lada Str
10561 Athina
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Efstathia Kafetzi (Ms.)
PANEPISTIMIO KRITIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 117 625
Address
University Campus Gallos
74100 Rethimno
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Emmanuel Petrakis (Prof.)
AZIENDA SANITARIA LOCALE ROMA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 263 375
Address
Borgo Santo Spirito 3
00198 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Mirella Salatino (Ms.)
UNIVERSITAT BASEL
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 543 711
Address
Petersplatz 1
4051 Basel
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Lee-Jane Sally Liu (Prof.)
FUNDACIO CENTRE DE RECERCA EN EPIDEMIOLOGIA AMBIENTAL - CREAL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 419 539
Address
Calle Doctor Aiguader 88
08003 Barcelona
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Joanna Porcel (Ms.)
IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 595 000
Address
South Kensington Campus Exhibition Road
SW7 2AZ London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Tania Palalic (Ms.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 107 126
Address
Oxford Road
M13 9PL Manchester
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Raymond Agius (Prof.)
HELMHOLTZ ZENTRUM MUENCHEN DEUTSCHES FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM FUER GESUNDHEIT UND UMWELT GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 329 505
Address
Ingolstadter Landstrasse 1
85764 Neuherberg
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Juergen Ertel (Dr.)
INSTITUT FUR UMWELTMEDIZINISCHE FORSCHUNG AN DER HEINRICH-HEINE-UNIVERSITAT DUSSELDORF GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 97 125
Address
Auf M Hennekamp 50
40225 Duesseldorf
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Alexander Beaucamp (Dr.)
UNIVERSITAET DUISBURG-ESSEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 100 750
Address
Universitatsstrasse 2
45141 Essen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Katrin Weidler
UNIVERSITAET ULM
Germany
EU contribution
€ 57 750
Address
Helmholtzstrasse 16
89081 Ulm
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Frank Gleixner
KRAEFTENS BEKAEMPELSE
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 192 500
Address
Strandboulevarden 49
2100 Koebenhavn
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Claus Rasmussen (Mr.)
FOLKEHELSEINSTITUTTET
Norway
EU contribution
€ 149 307
Address
Lovisenberggata 8
0456 Oslo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Wenche Nystad (Mrs.)
KAROLINSKA INSTITUTET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 279 000
Address
Nobels Vag 5
17177 Stockholm
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Per-Olof Larsson (Mr.)
UMEA UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 106 998
Address
Universitetomradet
901 87 Umea
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ellinor ädelroth (Prof.)
INSTITUT DE VEILLE SANITAIRE
France
EU contribution
€ 123 500
Address
Rue Du Val D Osne 12
94415 Saint Maurice Cedex
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Pierre Morisset (Mr.)
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA SANTE ET DE LA RECHERCHE MEDICALE
France
EU contribution
€ 178 000
Address
Rue De Tolbiac 101
75654 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Audrey Laurent
TERVEYDEN JA HYVINVOINNIN LAITOS
Finland
EU contribution
€ 133 500
Address
Mannerheimintie 166
00271 Helsinki
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jaakko Penttinen (Mr.)
VYTAUTO DIDZIOJO UNIVERSITETAS
Lithuania
EU contribution
€ 79 925
Address
K Donelaicio G 58
44248 Kaunas
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Regina Grazuleviciene (Prof.)
NEMZETI NEPEGESZSEGUGYI KOZPONT
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 79 925
Address
Albert Florian Ut 2-6
1097 Budapest
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Zoltanne Hartner (Ms.)
INSTITUTE OF OCCUPATIONAL MEDICINE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 20 000
Address
Research Avenue North, Riccarton 45
EH14 4AP Edinburgh
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Susy Scarisbrick (Ms.)
RIJKSINSTITUUT VOOR VOLKSGEZONDHEID EN MILIEU
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 165 315
Address
Antonie Van Leeuwenhoeklaan 9
3721 MA Bilthoven
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Dick Verkaar (Dr.)
MEDICAL RESEARCH COUNCIL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 33 993,67
Address
North Star Avenue Polaris House 2 Floor David Phillips Building
SN2 1FL Swindon
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Diana Lewin Kuh (Prof.)
NATIONAL TAIWAN UNIVERSITY
Taiwan
Address
Roosevelt Road 1
10617 Taipei
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Chang-Chuan Chan (Prof.)
HELLENIC HEALTH FOUNDATION
Greece
EU contribution
€ 46 500
Address
Kaisareias 13 & Alexandroupoleos
11527 Athens
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Dimitrios Trichopoulos (Prof.)