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EC multicentre study on small area variations in air quality and health (SAVIAH)

Abstract

SAVIAH is an EC-funded methodological study coordinated by Dr. Paul Elliott at the LSHTM (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine). The project aims to apply, test and evaluate new and emerging methodologies in the fields of epidemiology, geography, air pollution modelling and small area health statistics, and to bring the data together in a consistent geographic framework. The study was carried out in the U.K., The Netherlands, Poland and the Czech Republic, using the example of childhood wheeze and outdoor air pollution. Specific aims of the study were, in each centre, (1) to carry out a questionnaire survey among parents of guardians of around 4000 to 5000 children aged between 7 and 11, (2) to carry out a series of air pollution surveys for NO{sub 2} as a proxy for the complex of traffic-related pollutants, and SO{sub 2} (PL), using a dense network of passive samplers, (3) to build up a detailed Geographical Information System (GIS) for each of the study areas; (4) to construct an air pollution `map` based on the NO{sub 2} and SO{sub 2} measurements and a health `map` based on `map smoothing` techniques and (5) to explore methods to examine relationships between health, pollution, socio-economic  More>>
Authors:
Lebret, E; [1]  Elliott, P; [2]  Briggs, D; [3]  Gorynski, P; [4]  Kriz, B [5] 
  1. National Inst. of Public Health and Environmental Protection (Netherlands)
  2. London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (United Kingdom)
  3. Huddersfield Univ. (United Kingdom). Inst. of Environmental and Policy Analysis
  4. National Inst. of Hygiene, Warsaw (Poland)
  5. National Inst. of Public Health, Prague (Czech Republic)
Publication Date:
Dec 31, 1995
Product Type:
Conference
Report Number:
NEI-FI-290-Vol.3; CONF-9505322-Vol.3
Reference Number:
SCA: 540120; 560300; PA: FI-96:003621; EDB-96:137202; SN: 96001645610
Resource Relation:
Conference: 10. world clean air congress, Espoo (Finland), 28 May - 2 Jun 1995; Other Information: DN: Sponsored by the International Union of Air Pollution Prevention and Environmental Protection Associations (UIAPPA) and hosted by the Finnish Air Pollution Prevention Society (FAPPS); PBD: 1995; Related Information: Is Part Of Proceedings of the 10th world clean air congress. Impacts and management; Kaemaeri, J.; Tolvanen, M.; Anttila, P.; Salonen, R.O. [eds.]; PB: 632 p.
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; 56 BIOLOGY AND MEDICINE, APPLIED STUDIES; AIR POLLUTION; EPIDEMIOLOGY; URBAN AREAS; COORDINATED RESEARCH PROGRAMS; INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION
OSTI ID:
283531
Research Organizations:
Finnish Air Pollution Prevention Society, Helsinki (Finland)
Country of Origin:
Finland
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Other: ON: DE96777170; ISBN 952-90-6474-8; TRN: FI9603621
Availability:
OSTI as DE96777170
Submitting Site:
FI
Size:
pp. [4]
Announcement Date:

Citation Formats

Lebret, E, Elliott, P, Briggs, D, Gorynski, P, and Kriz, B. EC multicentre study on small area variations in air quality and health (SAVIAH). Finland: N. p., 1995. Web.
Lebret, E, Elliott, P, Briggs, D, Gorynski, P, & Kriz, B. EC multicentre study on small area variations in air quality and health (SAVIAH). Finland.
Lebret, E, Elliott, P, Briggs, D, Gorynski, P, and Kriz, B. 1995. "EC multicentre study on small area variations in air quality and health (SAVIAH)." Finland.
@misc{etde_283531,
title = {EC multicentre study on small area variations in air quality and health (SAVIAH)}
author = {Lebret, E, Elliott, P, Briggs, D, Gorynski, P, and Kriz, B}
abstractNote = {SAVIAH is an EC-funded methodological study coordinated by Dr. Paul Elliott at the LSHTM (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine). The project aims to apply, test and evaluate new and emerging methodologies in the fields of epidemiology, geography, air pollution modelling and small area health statistics, and to bring the data together in a consistent geographic framework. The study was carried out in the U.K., The Netherlands, Poland and the Czech Republic, using the example of childhood wheeze and outdoor air pollution. Specific aims of the study were, in each centre, (1) to carry out a questionnaire survey among parents of guardians of around 4000 to 5000 children aged between 7 and 11, (2) to carry out a series of air pollution surveys for NO{sub 2} as a proxy for the complex of traffic-related pollutants, and SO{sub 2} (PL), using a dense network of passive samplers, (3) to build up a detailed Geographical Information System (GIS) for each of the study areas; (4) to construct an air pollution `map` based on the NO{sub 2} and SO{sub 2} measurements and a health `map` based on `map smoothing` techniques and (5) to explore methods to examine relationships between health, pollution, socio-economic and other data. (author)}
place = {Finland}
year = {1995}
month = {Dec}
}