Group | Air Pollution and Health

Our long-standing expertise – nested across all groups of the Chronic Disease Epidemiology unit and several other EPH groups and units – ranges from reviewing the international literature on air pollution and health (LUDOK) and measuring and modelling exposure to ambient air pollution, to investigating its health effects in children and adults, and estimating the related public health burden or the benefits of clean air.

Collaborations and Projects

Our experts serve on committees and advisory boards to advance research and policies at the international level, and collaborate with local and national authorities to provide valuable information on air quality. Seminal long-term projects, such as SAPALDIA, ECRHS, ESCAPE, EGEA, REGICORE, SALIA or the Southern Californian Children’s Health Study, highlight our involvement in investigating the effects of air pollution on chronic pathologies in various part of the world.

Nino Künzli

Professor Nino Künzli, MD, PhD, MPH

Adebayo-Ojo T.C, Wichmann J, Arowosegbe O.O, Probst-Hensch N, Schindler C, Künzli N. Short-term joint effects of PM10, NO2 and SO2 on cardio-respiratory disease hospital admissions in Cape Town, South Africa. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2022;19:495. DOI: 10.3390/ijerph19010495

Arowosegbe O.O et al. Comparing methods to impute missing daily ground-level PM10 concentrations between 2010-2017 in South Africa. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2021;18(7):3374. DOI: 10.3390/ijerph18073374

Bauwens J, de Lusignan S, Sherlock J, Ferreira F, Künzli N, Bonhoeffer J. Co-administration of routine paediatric vaccines in England often deviates from the immunisation schedule. Vaccine X. 2021;9:100115. DOI: 10.1016/j.jvacx.2021.100115

Bauwens J, De Lusignan S, Sherlock J, Ferreira F, Künzli N, Bonhoeffer J. Adherence to the paediatric immunisation schedule in England. Vaccine X. 2021;9:100125. DOI: 10.1016/j.jvacx.2021.100125

Hoffmann B et al. WHO air quality guidelines 2021-aiming for healthier air for all: a joint statement by medical, public health, scientific societies and patient representative organisations. Int J Public Health. 2021;66:1604465. DOI: 10.3389/ijph.2021.1604465