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Is The Internal Burden In Human Beings Reflected By Air Pollution Measurements?

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/AIR990431

Volume

37

Pages

9

Published

1999

Size

750 kb

Author(s)

U. Rolle-Kampczyk(% M. Rehwagen^ and O. Herbartrf

Abstract

Is the internal burden in human beings reflected by air pollution measurements? U. Rolle-Kampczyk, M. Rehwagen and O. Herbarth Dept. Human Exposure Research and Epidemiology at UFZ, Permoserstrasse 15, D-04318 Leipzig, Germany Environmental Hygiene and Epidemiology, Medical Faculty, University of Leipzig, Liebigstrasse 24, D-04103 Leipzig, Germany Email: herbarth@expo.ufz.de 1 Introduction The medical relevance of air pollution is usually assessed using findings obtained from 'representative' monitoring stations. Apart from the fact that these gauging stations are generally designed to measure outdoor air pollution, their representativeness is based on orographic similarities (e.g. representative valley locations, old buildings/urban structure etc.), whereas indoor measurements are not yet at all regulated or carried out in a binding manner. Moreover, they are neglected in burden appraisals, even with respect to the time budget. It can therefore be assumed that although such

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