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Review of evidence on health aspects of air pollution - REVIHAAP project : technical report / WHO Regional Office for Europe.

Other author/creatorWorld Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe, issuing body.
Format Electronic and Book
Publication Info Copenhagen, Denmark : WHO Regional Office for Europe, [2013]
Description1 online resource (1 PDF file (vii, 302 pages))
Supplemental Content Direct link to resource
Summary This document presents answers to 24 questions relevant to reviewing European policies on air pollution and to addressing health aspects of these policies. The answers were developed by a large group of scientists engaged in the WHO project "Review of evidence on health aspects of air pollution - REVIHAAP". The experts reviewed and discussed the newly accumulated scientific evidence on the adverse effects on health of air pollution, formulating science-based answers to the 24 questions. Extensive rationales for the answers, including the list of key references, are provided. The review concludes that a considerable amount of new scientific information on the adverse effects on health of particulate matter, ozone and nitrogen dioxide, observed at levels commonly present in Europe, has been published in recent years. This new evidence supports the scientific conclusions of the WHO air quality guidelines, last updated in 2005, and indicates that the effects in some cases occur at air pollution concentrations lower than those serving to establish these guidelines. It also provides scientific arguments for taking decisive actions to improve air quality and reduce the burden of disease associated with air pollution in Europe. This publication arises from the project REVIHAAP and has been co-funded by the European Union.
General note"This publication arises from the project REVIHAAP and has received funding from the European Union."
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references.
Source of descriptionDescription based on online resource; title from PDF title page (viewed on August 29, 2016).

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