Advancing environmental exposure assessment science to benefit society

Andrew Caplin, Masoud Ghandehari, Chris Lim, Paul Glimcher, George Thurston

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Abstract

Awareness of the human health impacts of exposure to air pollution is growing rapidly. For example, it has become evident that the adverse health effects of air pollution are more pronounced in disadvantaged populations. Policymakers in many jurisdictions have responded to this evidence by enacting initiatives that lead to lower concentrations of air pollutants, such as urban traffic restrictions. In this review, we focus on the interplay between advances in environmental exposure assessment and developments in policy. We highlight recent progress in the granular measurement of air pollutants and individual-level exposures, and how this has enabled focused local policy actions. Finally, we detail an illustrative study designed to link individual-level health-relevant exposures with economic, behavioral, biological, familial, and environmental variables.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number1236
JournalNature Communications
Volume10
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2019

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Air Pollutants
Air Pollution
Environmental Exposure
Health
health
Air pollution
air pollution
Policy Making
Vulnerable Populations
Health Status
contaminants
Economics
air
traffic
Population
economics
low concentrations
constrictions

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  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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Advancing environmental exposure assessment science to benefit society. / Caplin, Andrew; Ghandehari, Masoud; Lim, Chris; Glimcher, Paul; Thurston, George.

In: Nature Communications, Vol. 10, No. 1, 1236, 01.12.2019.

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Caplin, Andrew ; Ghandehari, Masoud ; Lim, Chris ; Glimcher, Paul ; Thurston, George. / Advancing environmental exposure assessment science to benefit society. In: Nature Communications. 2019 ; Vol. 10, No. 1.
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