Unit | Environmental Exposures and Health
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Gulliver J et al. Land use regression models for the oxidative potential of fine particles (PM2.5) in five European areas. Environ Res. 2018;160:247-255. DOI: 10.1016/j.envres.2017.10.002
Pierotti L, Collet D, Schofield S, Fecht D, De Hoogh K, Cullinan P. 2210 – Traffic related air pollution and transplant failure. J Transp Health, 2017;5:111-112. DOI: 10.1016/j.jth.2017.05.274
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
Vicedo-Cabrera A et al. A multi-country analysis on potential adaptive mechanisms to cold and heat in a changing climate. Environ Int. 2017;111:239-246. DOI: 10.1016/j.envint.2017.11.006
Olaniyan T et al. A prospective cohort study on ambient air pollution and respiratory morbidities including childhood asthma in adolescents from the western Cape Province: study protocol. BMC Public Health. 2017;17:712. DOI: 10.1186/s12889-017-4726-5
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.