Health risk assessment of air pollution. General principles (2016)




2016, viii + 30 pages
ISBN 978 92 890 5131 6
This publication is only available online. 

An air pollution health risk assessment estimates the health impact to be expected from measures that affect air quality, in different socioeconomic, environmental and policy circumstances. It is therefore an important tool for informing public policy decisions. 

This publication introduces the concept of air pollution health risk assessment, describes in broad terms how the health risks of outdoor air pollution and its sources are estimated, and gives an overview of the general principles for the proper conduct of an assessment for various scenarios and purposes. The information is aimed at a broad audience of readers who do not need to know how to apply the tools, but seek a general understanding of the concepts, scope and principles of such assessments.