publication . Other literature type . Article . 2009

Personal exposure of children to air pollution

C. Dimitroulopoulou; Mike Ashmore;
  • Published: 01 Jan 2009
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
Changes over recent decades in outdoor concentrations of air pollutants are well documented. However, the impacts of air pollution on an individual's health actually relate not to these outdoor concentrations but to their personal exposure in the different locations in which they spend time. Assessing how personal exposures differ from outdoor concentrations, and how they have changed over recent decades, is challenging. This review focuses on the exposure of children, since they are a particularly sensitive group. Much of children's time is spent indoors, and childhood exposure is closely related to concentrations in the home, at school, and in transport. For t...
free text keywords: Atmospheric Science, General Environmental Science, Air quality index, Urbanization, Environmental science, Environmental health, Environmental protection, Air pollution, medicine.disease_cause, medicine, Indoor air quality, Public health, medicine.medical_specialty, Building design, Exposure assessment, Western europe
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