WHO Expert Consultation: Available evidence for the future update of the WHO Global Air Quality Guidelines (AQGs) (2016)



Meeting report
Bonn, Germany, 29 September-1 October 2015

WHO Air Quality Guidelines (AQGs) are used as a reference tool to help decision-makers across the world in setting standards and goals for air quality management. Their regular update is essential to continue protecting populations from the adverse health effects of air pollution. 

In the last years, new evidence has emerged on the health effects of ambient air pollutants. In September 2015 WHO organized a global consultation meeting to seek expert opinion on the latest available evidence on the health effects of several ambient air pollutants and on interventions to reduce air pollution. The results from this consultation will contribute to the thinking behind the future update of the AQGs.