ACCEPTED (Assessment of changing conditions, environmental policies, time-activities, exposure and disease)
Partnership: Umea U, SMHI, City of Stockholm, U Hasselt, RMI, U Augsburg, CNRS, INSERM, CSTB, AIRPARIF, ISSeP
Grant amount: €1,1700,000
Research period: 36 months
Air quality has a significant impact on health; therefore, planning choices and industrial activities have a significant impact on public health. However, the toxicity of pollutants remains often only studies distinctly and it is not easy to determine the actual exposure of the population to the different pollutants. In fact, this requires the use of complex models including measurements of ambient air quality and the air in the places where these people live.
The ACCEPTED project offers a response to this question using an interdisciplinary approach. Various scenarios will be simulated to determine the impact that atmospheric pollution may have on certain sections of the population by focusing on sensitive subjects. Epidemiological studies will be performed in 3 countries to assess the impact of certain pollutants (NO2, VOC, BTEX, formaldehyde) on foetuses and young children. Passive tubes fixed to a module will be placed in children’s rooms and then analysed.