Exposure, Epidemiology and Risk Program
Dates of Research:
February 14, 2007 — February 13, 2009
Ambient particulate air pollution has been associated with increases in morbidity and mortality. Studies suggest that air pollution impacts the underlying frailty of the population, but can also trigger events. Traffic related particulate air pollution may be of special concern. Extreme temperature is another environmental factor related to cardiovascular and respiratory health. Recent studies have shown an increased mortality during heat waves in European cities, and worldwide in extreme temperature conditions. The Marie Curie Outgoing Fellowship will provide scientific training for a young researcher to address these objectives.