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Possible Contribution Of Satellite Measurements To Monitoring Of Air Pollution In European Cities And Their Surrounding Areas For Health Services

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/AIR000441

Volume

42

Pages

10

Published

2000

Size

1,279 kb

Author(s)

T. Holzer-Popp, K. Gunther, M. Schroedter, T. Erbertseder, P. Tungalagsaikhan and M. Bittner

Abstract

Today there is broad agreement that population's health is significantly affected by influences from the polluted environment. Among the most tremendous consequences are allergies, skin cancer, and deseases of the respiratory tract. As a result of increasing frequence of such health problems health services started to initiate so-called environmental ambulances where patients get proper advice and treatment, especially in densely populated areas with severe air pollution problems. It turned out that the work of such ambulances can be strongly supported by delivering information on environmental conditions such as tropospheric ozone

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