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.

Boogaard H et al. Long-term exposure to traffic-related air pollution and selected health outcomes: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Environ Int. 2022;164:107262. DOI: 10.1016/j.envint.2022.107262

Castro A et al. Methods matter: A comparative review of health risk assessments for ambient air pollution in Switzerland. Public Health Rev. 2022;43:1604431. DOI: 10.3389/phrs.2022.1604431

HEI panel on the health effects of long-term exposure to traffic-related air pollution. Systematic review and meta- analysis of selected health effects of long-term exposure to traffic-related air pollution. Special Report 23. Boston, MA: Health Effects Institute, 2022

Kutlar Joss M, Probst-Hensch N. L’hygiène de l’air comme facteur de réussite. vsao Journal. 2022;2:32-35

Kutlar Joss M, Probst-Hensch N. Lufthygiene als Erfolgsfaktor. vsao Journal. 2022;2:32-35