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Health Effects of Air Pollution and Air Temperature

  • Alexandra Schneider
  • Susanne Breitner
  • Irene Brüske
  • Kathrin Wolf
  • Regina Rückerl
  • Annette Peters
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Part of the Contributions to Statistics book series (CONTRIB.STAT.)

Abstract

The aim of environmental epidemiology is to detect a possible risk or to investigate the exposure-response relation with time, duration, location and amount of exposure being the major determinants for that relationship. The assessment of health effects in environmental epidemiology can for example be done by using routine data such as emergency room visits or death certificates. It is very well known that the health of a population is very dependent on a stable and functioning ecosystem. Air as well as climate has a major impact on the function and procedures within the ecosystem.

Keywords

Heat Wave Health Impact Assessment Environmental Epidemiology Respiratory Death IPCC Fourth Assessment Report 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alexandra Schneider
    • 1
  • Susanne Breitner
    • 1
  • Irene Brüske
    • 1
  • Kathrin Wolf
    • 1
  • Regina Rückerl
    • 1
  • Annette Peters
    • 1
  1. 1.Helmholtz Zentrum München Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Gesundheit und Umwelt (GmbH)Institut für Epidemiologie IINeuherbergGermany

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