Understanding the link between Air pollution and Distribution of related Health Impacts and Welfare in the Nordic countries

The study will provide a Nordic contribution to international research on the topics of environmental equality and justice within the area of air quality related risks, amenities and wellbeing.

Linking the detailed information of the spatio-temporal distribution of air pollution levels and the chemical composition of the atmospheric particles with register data for mortality and morbidity, we have a unique opportunity in the Nordic countries to gain new understanding of the various health impacts from different kinds of air pollution from different kind of sources. This will provide the basic understanding needed for policy making of strategies to optimally reduce the air pollution challenge and to assess the related impacts on the distribution of health impacts and related societal costs and welfare. The results from the project can be used in both a Nordic as well as global perspective to improve the health and welfare by finding the optimal solutions to societal and public health challenges from air pollution through high-quality research. The results from the proposed research have the potential to act as new international standards in our understanding of health impacts from air pollution for different population groups due to the possibility to integrate the unique data and knowledge of air pollution, register, health, socio-economics, and welfare research in the Nordic countries in a highly interdisciplinary project.

Vitenskapelige publiseringer

Modelling of the urban concentrations of PM<sub>2.5</sub> on a high resolution for a period of 35 years, for the assessment of lifetime exposure and health effects

Published: 2018-01-03
Author: Jaakko Kukkonen, Leena Kangas, Mari Kauhaniemi, Mikhail Sofiev, Mia Aarnio, Jouni J. K. Jaakkola, Anu Kousa, Ari Karppinen.

Reanalysis of and attribution to near-surface ozone concentrations in Sweden during 1990–2013

Published: 2017-11-22
Author: Camilla Andersson, Heléne Alpfjord, Lennart Robertson, Per Erik Karlsson, Magnuz Engardt.

The MATEX cohort – a Finnish population register birth cohort to study health effects of prenatal exposures

Published: 2017-11-07
Author: Isabell K. Rumrich, Kirsi Vähäkangas, Matti Viluksela, Mika Gissler, Heljä-Marja Surcel, Hanna de Ruyter, Jukka Jokinen, Otto Hänninen.

Human exposure to carcinogens in ambient air in Denmark, Finland and Sweden

Published: 2017-10-01
Author: P. Fauser, M. Ketzel, T. Becker, M.S. Plejdrup, J. Brandt, L. Gidhagen, G. Omstedt, T. Skårman, A. Bartonova, P. Schwarze, N. Karvosenoja, V.-V. Paunu, J. Kukkonen, A. Karppinen.

Indicators of residential traffic exposure: Modelled NO X , traffic proximity, and self-reported exposure in RHINE III

Published: 2017-10-01
Author: Hanne Krage Carlsen, Erik Bäck, Kristina Eneroth, Thorarinn Gislason, Mathias Holm, Christer Janson, Steen Solvang Jensen, Ane Johannessen, Marko Kaasik, Lars Modig, David Segersson, Torben Sigsgaard, Bertil Forsberg, David Olsson, Hans Orru.

Reanalysis of and attribution to near-surface ozone concentrations in Sweden during 1990–2013

Published: 2017-06-20
Author: Camilla Andersson, Heléne Alpfjord, Lennart Robertson, Per Erik Karlsson, Magnuz Engardt.

Spatial emission modelling for residential wood combustion in Denmark

Published: 2016-11-01
Author: Marlene S. Plejdrup, Ole-Kenneth Nielsen, Jørgen Brandt.

Fakta om prosjektet

Project number: 75007

Prosjektleder

Jørgen Brandt

Varighet
2015 - 2020