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Environmental measurements

Sotiris Vardoulakis

in Essentials of Environmental Epidemiology for Health Protection

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Published in print November 2012 | ISBN: 9780199663415
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191759116 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199663415.003.0007
Environmental measurements

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Environmental measurements are used in wide range of epidemiological and risk assessment studies. For example, if you are faced with complaints from local residents about air pollution and related health effects around a heavily-trafficked road in a densely populated area, you will need to use a range of environmental measurement techniques to assess the levels of pollution and characterize population exposure in that area.

The case study used in this chapter is traffic-related air pollution in an urban area. However, most of the principles and issues discussed here are also relevant to other environmental media (e.g. water and soil), pollution sources (e.g. manufacturing industry, waste management, and energy generation), and locations (rural, home, and working environments).

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Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology ; Epidemiology

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