TraNQuIL2 - Toward prevention of health effects from acute and chronic noise exposure

Epidemiological research in the last decade has revealed associations between various cardiometabolic diseases and road, railway and aircraft noise. However, still little is known about mental health effects and most effective interventions to reduce health burden from transportation noise exposure.

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Ongoing
01.08.2021 - 31.07.2025
Research project
Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)
Environmental Exposures and Health, Physical Hazards and Health, Environmental Exposure Modelling
Martin Röösli
QHIAS - Quantification of Health Impact of Air pollution in Switzerland

The World Health Organization (WHO) defines health impact assessment (HIA) as “a combination of procedures, methods and tools by which a policy, programme or project may be judged as to its potential effects on the health of a population, and the distribution of those effects within the population”....

Ongoing
01.03.2021 - 30.09.2023
Research project
Bundesamt für Umwelt (BAFU)
Environmental Exposures and Health, Physical Hazards and Health
Nino Künzli , Martin Röösli
SwissNIS - Study to Continuously Monitor Electromagnetic Fields Exposure in Switzerland

Use of electricity is accompanied with extremely low frequency (ELF) magnetic and electric fields. Communication devices are emitting radiofrequency electromagnetic fields (RF-EMF). Thus, the population is exposed in their everyday life to numerous EMF sources emitting different frequencies and...

Ongoing
01.03.2021 -
Research project
Physical Hazards and Health
Martin Röösli
Heat and health: The effect of heat islands, green space and other factors

 

Numerous studies have reported an association between high ambient temperatures and mortality or morbidity. In this project, we aim to assess the effect of various environmental and socio-demographic factors that may modify these associations. A better understanding of how urban heat...

Ongoing
01.01.2019 - 31.12.2021
Research project
Service de la santé publique (SSP) , Gruppo operativo salute e ambiente (GOSA)
Environmental Exposures and Health, Physical Hazards and Health
Martina Ragettli
SPUTNIC - Study Panel on Upcoming Technologies to measure Non-Ionizing Radiation and Cognition

In the SPUTNIC study, we measure the individual exposure to mobile phone radiation, and how this affects cognitive health. Goal of the study is the personal measurement of exposure to mobile phone radiation using a smartphone application in 100 volunteer participants in Basel Stadt. The same...

Ongoing
02.02.2018 - 31.12.2020
Research project
Agence nationale de sécurité sanitaire de l’alimentation, de l’environnement et du travail (ANSES)
Environmental Exposures and Health, Physical Hazards and Health
Marloes Eeftens
PaRTERRE - Prospective cohort study on skin cancer and residential radon exposure

Radon is a natural radioactive gas that penetrates into buildings from soil. It is well acknowledged that radon is the second common cause of lung cancer after smoking. Recently, some studies found indications that radon may increase the risk for skin cancer. A plausible mechanism would be radon...

Ongoing
01.09.2017 - 31.05.2022
Research project
Krebsforschung Schweiz
Environmental Exposures and Health, Physical Hazards and Health, Environmental Exposure Modelling
Danielle Vienneau
TraNQuIL - Transportation Noise: Quantitative Methods for Investigating Acute and Long Term Health Effects

Background: Noise from road, railway and aircraft traffic is one of the most widespread sources of environmental stress and discomfort in everyday life. However, previous research has been fragmented, in particular in children and adolescents. As a consequence little is known about the relevance of...

Ongoing
01.08.2017 - 31.07.2021
Research project
Environmental Exposures and Health
Martin Röösli
Ongoing
31.10.2016 - 30.06.2017
Short term service project, Research project
Environmental Exposures and Health
Martin Röösli
ACCEDERA - Improving the accuracy of personal RF measurements and characterisation of exposure levels in different environments across different countries

Mobile phone base stations and handsets, wireless local area networks (WLAN), and radio/television signals are typical examples of sources of radiofrequency electromagnetic fields. The aim of this study is to gain better knowledge of the exposure of the general population to such radiofrequency...

Ongoing
01.11.2015 - 28.02.2019
Research project
Environmental Exposures and Health
Martin Röösli
Ongoing
01.06.2015 - 30.09.2017
Research project
Environmental Exposures and Health
Danielle Vienneau