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Air Quality Health Risk Assessments

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Prod-ID: DAT-287-en
Created 09 Nov 2022 Published 09 Nov 2022 Last modified 16 Dec 2022
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This data set presents assessment of health risk due to exposure to three main pollutants (PM2.5, NO2 and O3-SOMO35) at NUTS3 and Country levels. In addition, average and population weighted average concentration values are available in the data set for PM10, PM2.5, NO2 and O3 (SOMO35). The calculations are made for years 2005 to 2020. The concentrations data are taken from the ETC/ATNI interpolated maps (ETC/ATNI Eionet Reports 1/2020/ and 1/2021 and references therein). The methodology is as described in ETC/ATNI Eionet Report 10/2021, aggregating at country level.

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Air Quality Health Risk Assessments
  • Air Quality Health Risk Assessments (Countries)
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  • Air Quality Health Risk Assessments (NUTS3)
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The concentrations data are taken from the ETC/ATNI interpolated maps (ETC/ATNI Eionet Reports 1/2020/ and 1/2021 and references therein)

ETC/ATNI Report 11/2020: European air quality interim mapping under ETC/ATNI

The tables above present information on demographics, air quality and mortality due to exposure to air pollution at different spatial levels, for 41 European countries (please be aware that for PM2.5, there are no data for Türkiye). All of them show:

  • population, area,
  • concentration average and population-weighted concentration (a measure of exposure), for particulate matter (both PM2.5 and PM10), nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and ozone (O3),
  • number of premature deaths and number of years of life lost (with the corresponding 95% confidence intervals) for the previous four pollutants except PM10.

The first table shows the information at country level for the 41 European countries (and for three different aggregations (the 27 European Union countries; the 32 European Environment Agency member countries; and all the 41 (or 40) countries).

The second table shows the information at different NUTS level: NUTS0 (country), NUTS1, NUTS2 and NUTS3.

All tables are prefiltered for specific values (for instance, most recent year with data and PM2.5) but this can be changed in the specific filters, which are self-explanatory except for “Urbanisation degree” and “Scenario”. The first filter selects the corresponding spatial unit (country, or the specific NUTS regions) as a whole (“All Areas (incl.unclassified)”) or only the specific parts that correspond to the three defined degrees of urbanisation (“Rural”, “Suburban” or “Urban”). Unless interested in the differences due to urbanisation, please always select “All areas”.

The scenario filter represents the assumptions considered for the mortality calculations and correspond to the following:

  • WHO_2005_HRAPIE_Scen_Base: the concentration response functions are those defined in WHO, 2013, with counterfactual concentrations of 0µg/m3 for PM2.5, 20µg/m3 for NO2 and 70µg/m3 for O3. These are the assumptions used by EEA for its calculations up to 2021.
  • WHO_2021_AQG_Scen_Base: Concentration response functions as defined in WHO, 2021, with counterfactual concentrations of 5µg/m3 for PM2.5, 10µg/m3 for NO2 and 70µg/m3 for O3. These are the assumptions used by EEA for its main calculations from 2022 and, for PM2.5 and NO2, represent the mortality that could be avoided if the corresponding air quality guideline levels had been achieved everywhere, and the same for O3 having achieved 70µg/m3.
  • WHO_2021_AQG_Scen_Sensitivity_2: the concentration response functions are as defined in WHO_2021_AQG_Scen_Base, but with counterfactual concentrations of 0µg/m3 for PM2.5, 0µg/m3 for NO2 and 20µg/m3 for O3. In this sensitivity analysis, the total mortality is estimated, including also at low concentrations for PM2.5 and NO2, even if for those concentrations the uncertainty of the estimations is bigger; and mortality above 20µg/m3 for O3.

 

 

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