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Special Issue "Health-Equity Impact Assessment Related to Air Pollution Reduction"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Public Health Statistics and Risk Assessment".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2023 | Viewed by 728
Special Issue Editor
Interests: biostatistics; environmental epidemiology; social and environmental inequalities; cumulative environmental exposure; vulnerable population
Special Issue Information
Clean air is one of the fundamental requirements for human health and well-being. Despite considerable improvement in prevention, management, and regulation, air pollution remains a leading environmental health issue worldwide. The World Health Organization estimates that 92% of the global population lives in places where air quality levels exceed WHO limits. To support environmental policies aiming to tackle air pollution, quantitative health impact assessments (HIAs) stand out as one of the best decision-making tools. In addition, today, several public health studies in social epidemiology domain investigated how socioeconomic characteristics may increase health inequalities while environmental epidemiological studies investigated health consequences related to environmental exposures. Recently, the literature has documented how environmental exposures could be combined to social determinants; two main mechanisms were advanced: differential of exposure (poor people/neighborhood could be more exposed to environmental stressors) and differential of vulnerability (poor population/neighborhood could be more vulnerable to health effects of environmental exposures due to the high prevalence of unsafe behaviors (smoking, poor food, etc.), preexistence of chronic diseases and poor access to health services. Only a few epidemiological studies have investigated the health impact of reducing air pollution according to the level of socioeconomic deprivation (measured at an individual or at a neighborhood level) and among specific populations defined according to age or gender.
This Special Issue would like to receive manuscripts on epidemiological studies that realize health impact assessment related to a decrease in air pollution. Investigating mortality as morbidity health events, this Special Issue is particularly interested in HIA among specific populations known to be more vulnerable: adverse pregnancy outcomes, children, deprived populations, etc.
Dr. Séverine Deguen
Manuscript Submission Information
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- air pollution
- health impact assessment
- socioeconomic deprivation