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Co-ordination action on Indoor Air Quality and Health Effects

Objective

Modern European citizens spend in excess of 90 % of their time in indoor environments. Up to now national and European air quality policies have devoted most of their efforts towards the limitation of outdoor environmental concentrations for some specific pollutants. Indoor exposures to air pollution must certainly be given a better attention in policy making in such a way 1) to better understand and assess the contribution of indoor spaces to environmental diseases 2)to set up coherent policies as regards the reduction of exposures. It is therefore the objective of this project to increase the understanding of health impacts of indoor air quality. It will especially focus on the assessment of policy relevance of research into the health effects of isolated agents and mixtures, and will consider the implications for thresholds and safety margins for the general population and for people at work. It will address in particular how indoor air quality contributes to the observed rise in asthma and respiratory allergy as well as in other acute and chronic health impacts. To respond to the objectives, EnVIE has identified three major and complementary issues: Exposure, Health effects, Spaces characterisation and sources. Since the aim of EnVie is to aggregate building blocks, interfacing sciences and policy making, EnVIE will specifically consider the issue of integration and policy interface. It will also give a large attention to the dissemination in particular through the organisation of the EnVIE annual conferences and reports. EnVie is designed for a three years duration. It is based on a core group of participants from The European collaborative action "urban air, indoor environment and human exposure. The consortium has 19 participants from 15 different countries, including eastern countries, all participants being selected from their scientific excellence and for their ability to disseminate and interface the outcome of the project with policy making.

Field of science

  • /medical and health sciences/clinical medicine/allergology
  • /medical and health sciences/health sciences/public and environmental health
  • /medical and health sciences/clinical medicine/pneumology/asthma
  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/environmental sciences/pollution
  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/atmospheric sciences/climatology/climatic zones
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/air pollution engineering
  • /medical and health sciences/clinical medicine/cancer
  • /medical and health sciences/clinical medicine/cardiology/cardiovascular diseases
  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/inorganic chemistry/inorganic compounds

Call for proposal

FP6-2002-SSP-1
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Funding Scheme

CA - Coordination action

Coordinator

INSTITUTO DE ENGENHARIA MECANICA
Address
Avenida Rovisco Pais
Lisboa
Portugal

Participants (19)

CENTRE SCIENTIFIQUE ET TECHNIQUE DU BATIMENT
France
Address
Avenue Du Recteur Poincare 4
Paris
KANSANTERVEYSLAITOS
Finland
Address
Mannerheimintie 166
Helsinki
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI MILANO
Italy
Address
Via Festa Del Perdono 7
Milano
COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES - DIRECTORATE GENERAL JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE
Belgium
Address
Rue De La Loi 200
Bruxelles
TEKNILLINEN KORKEAKOULU
Finland
Address
Otakaari 1
1000 Espoo
NORSK INSTITUTT FOR LUFTFORSKNING
Norway
Address
Instiuttveien 18
100 Kjeller
FODOR JOZSEF NATIONAL PUBLIC HEALTH CENTRE
Hungary
Address
Nagyvarad Ter 2
Budapest
CONSORZIO PER IL CENTRO INTERUNIVERSITARIO DI BIOLOGIA MARINA ED ECOLOGIA APPLICATA
Italy
Address
Via N. Sauro 4
Livorno
DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Denmark
Address
Anker Engelundsvej 1, Bygning 101A
Lyngby
AARHUS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
Address
Nordre Ringgade 1
Aarhus C
MEDICAL RESEARCH COUNCIL
United Kingdom
Address
20 Park Crescent
London
SVERIGES PROVNINGS- OCH FORSKNINGSINSTITUT AB
Sweden
Address
Brinellgatan 4
857 Boraas
BUILDING RESEARCH ESTABLISHMENT LTD
United Kingdom
Address
Bucknalls Lane, Garston
Watford
ASOCIACION DE INVESTIGACION Y COOPERACION INDUSTRIAL DE ANDALUCIA "F. DE PAULA ROJAS"
Spain
Address
Edificio Escuela Superior De Ingenieros - Camino De Los Descubrimientos, S/n
Sevilla
INSTYTUT TECHNIKI BUDOWLANEJ
Poland
Address
Filtrowa 1
Warsaw
UNIVERZITA KARLOVA V PRAZE
Czechia
Address
Ovocný Trh 5
Praha 1
UNITÀ SANITARIA LOCALE ROMA E
Italy
Address
Borgo Santo Spirito
Rome
CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
Address
Wharley End, Cranfield
Bedford
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH
Hungary
Address
Gyáli U.2-6
839 Budapest