Special Issue "Health Effects of Traffic-Related Air Pollution"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Environmental Health".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2021.
Interests: environmental epidemiology; air pollution exposure assessment and epidemiology; health effects of traffic-related air pollution; effectiveness of (traffic) policy measures on air quality and public health
Interests: environmental epidemiology; traffic-related air pollution; health effects of exposure during critical windows such as during early life and pregnancy; interactions with other environmental exposures such as air pollution from other sources; noise from road traffic and diet; biomarkers
Regulations and vehicular technology have advanced significantly; however, the health effects of traffic-related air pollution (TRAP) continue to be an important public health concern. Interest in the contribution of non-tailpipe emissions to air quality and health is increasing as vehicle miles travelled increase and regulations continue to be targeted almost exclusively at tailpipe emissions. Moreover, there is a better appreciation that, beyond air pollution, traffic can be a source of other exposures with potential relevance to health, most notably noise. These exposures may either confound or modify the health effect of TRAP.
This Special Issue aims to publish new research and reviews to assess the adverse health effects of TRAP. The studies should preferably consider spatially correlated factors that may either confound or modify the health effects of TRAP (e.g., noise, air pollution from other sources, green space, socioeconomic status, lifestyle-related factors such as diet and physical activity).
Research that identifies potentially vulnerable subgroups and disparities in exposure and outcomes is of particular interest. We are also interested in accountability studies assessing the effects of regulatory actions, interventions, or ‘natural’ experiments on TRAP and health. We encourage contributions from middle- and low-income countries.
Dr. Hanna Boogaard
Dr. Marie Pedersen
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- Traffic-related air pollution
- Traffic noise
- Green space
- Socioeconomic status
- Physical activity
- Vulnerable populations
- Intervention studies
- Environmental epidemiology