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Assessing Population Exposures to Motor Vehicle Exhaust


Van Atten, C and Brauer, M and Funk, T and Gilbert, NL and Graham, L and Kaden, D and Miller, PJ and Bracho, LR and Wheeler, AJ and White, RH, Workshop on Methodologies to Assess Vehicle Exhaust Exposure, Assessing Population Exposures to Motor Vehicle Exhaust, Reviews on Environmental Health, 20, (3) pp. 195-214. ISSN 0048-7554 (2005) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2005 Freund Publishing House Ltd.

DOI: doi:10.1515/REVEH.2005.20.3.195


The need is growing for a better assessment of population exposures to motor vehicle exhaust in proximity to major roads and highways. This need is driven in part by emerging scientific evidence of adverse health effects from such exposures and policy requirements for a more targeted assessment of localized public health impacts related to road expansions and increasing commercial transportation. The momentum for improved methods in measuring local exposures is also growing in the scientific community, as well as for discerning which constituents of the vehicle exhaust mixture may exert greater public health risks for those who are exposed to a disproportionate share of roadway pollution. To help elucidate the current state-of-the-science in exposure assessments along major roadways and to help inform decision makers of research needs and trends, we provide an overview of the emerging policy requirements, along with a conceptual framework for assessing exposure to motor-vehicle exhaust that can help inform policy decisions.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Air quality, vehicle emissions, exposure
Research Division:Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Research Group:Human resources and industrial relations
Research Field:Occupational and workplace health and safety
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Public health (excl. specific population health)
Objective Field:Public health (excl. specific population health) not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Wheeler, AJ (Dr Amanda Wheeler)
ID Code:100838
Year Published:2005
Deposited By:Menzies Institute for Medical Research
Deposited On:2015-06-01
Last Modified:2015-09-09

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