Unit | Environmental Exposures and Health
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Foerster M, Röösli M. A latent class analysis on adolescents media use and associations with health related quality of life. Computers in Human Behavior. 2017;71:266-274. DOI: 10.1016/j.chb.2017.02.015
Boulieri Areti, Liverani Silvia, de Hoogh Kees, Blangiardo Marta. A space-time multivariate Bayesian model to analyse road traffic accidents by severity. Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series A (Statistics in Society). 2017;180(1):119-139. DOI: 10.1111/rssa.12178
Pedersen M et al. Ambient air pollution and primary liver cancer incidence in four European cohorts within the ESCAPE project. Environ Res. 2017;154:226-233. DOI: 10.1016/j.envres.2017.01.006
Cai Y et al. Ambient air pollution, traffic noise and adult asthma prevalence: a BioSHaRE approach. Eur Respir J. 2017;49(1):1502127. DOI: 10.1183/13993003.02127-2015
Ruttens D et al. An association of particulate air pollution and traffic exposure with mortality after lung transplantation in Europe. Eur Respir J. 2017;49(1):1600484. DOI: 10.1183/13993003.00484-2016
Joint South Africa & Swiss Chair in Global Environmental Health
This chair in Cape Town university addresses emerging environmental health problems in South Africa. The collaboration consists of four projects: (i) a cohort study on agricultural pesticides effects on the development and respiratory health effects among rural children; (ii) a cohort study on the effects of ambient air pollutants on childhood asthma; (iii) an ecosystem approach on the health risks associated with chemical pollution and bio contamination of water sources and soils; and (iv) a health risk assessment on the impact of climate change on ecosystems, water and chemical usages.
SiRENE: Short and Long Term Effects of Transportation Noise Exposure
The overall goal of this interdisciplinary project with five research groups is to investigate acute, short- and long-term effects of road, railway and aircraft noise exposure on annoyance, sleep disturbances and cardiometabolic risk. The project aims at identifying noise exposure patterns that most strongly affect individuals during sleep and thus may ultimately result in long-term health consequences. In addition, the role of individual characteristics such as age and gender, noise sensitivity and genetic predispositions will be elucidated.
Partner Research Groups of SiRENE
The VEGAS-project aims to determine the distribution of air pollutants in the city Basel. We invite inhabitants of Basel to become part of this study.