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Pollution and the young combined analyses of cross-sectional studies of respiratory health of children and air pollution

Objective

Uncertainties remain about the impacts of air pollution on the young. By bringing together a large number of comparable data, which have already been collected, this study offers a cost-effective route to improved assessments of the effects of long term impacts of air pollution. This study will assemble data from 12 countries, a combined study size of over 60,000 children from 140 areas. The health and exposure data will be subject to careful quality control checks and thematic-level statistical analyses conducted to provide estimates of the effects of PM10, SO2 and NO2, independently and jointly, on respiratory symptoms and on pulmonary function. Risk modification by significant emission source type, interaction with socio-economic status, and with indicators of atop will be assessed as well as the relative contributions of indoor and outdoor air.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

LONDON SCHOOL OF HYGIENE AND TROPICAL MEDICINE
Address
Keppel Street
WC1E 7HT London
United Kingdom

Participants (9)

FODOR JOZSEF NATIONAL PUBLIC HEALTH CENTRE
Hungary
Address
2-6,Gyalli Ut 2-6
1966 Budapest
GSF-RESEARCH CENTER FOR ENVIRONMENT AND HEALTH
Germany
Address
Ingolstaedter Landstrasse 1
85764 Neuherberg
INSTITUTE OF OCCUPATIONAL MEDICINE AND ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH
Poland
Address
Koscielna Street 13
41 200 Sosnowiec
LOCAL HEALTH AUTHORITY RME
Italy
Address
Via Di Santa Costanza 53J
00198 Roma
NATIONAL CENTRE FOR HYGIENE, MEDICAL ECOLOGY AND NUTRITION
Bulgaria
Address
15,Dimitar Nestorov Boulevard 15
1431 Sofia
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT
Netherlands
Address
Antonie Van Leeuwenhoeklaan 9
3720 BA Bilthoven
REGIONAL HYGIENE INSTITUTE
Czechia
Address
Partyzanske Nam 7
728 92 Ostrava
STATE HEALTH INSTITUTE
Slovakia
Address
Cesta K. Nemocnici 1
975 56 Banska Bystrica
UNIVERSITAET BASEL
Switzerland
Address
49,Steinengraben 49
4051 Basel