HEREPLUS

HEalth Risk from Environmental Pollution Levels in Urban Systems

 Coordinatore CONSORZIO SAPIENZA INNOVAZIONE 

 Organization address address: VIALE REGINA ELENA 295 PAL UFF
city: ROMA
postcode: 161

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Marina
Cognome: Busi
Email: send email
Telefono: +39 06 49693211
Fax: +39 06 49693211

 Nazionalità Coordinatore Italy [IT]
 Totale costo 1˙683˙052 €
 EC contributo 1˙399˙836 €
 Programma FP7-ENVIRONMENT
Specific Programme "Cooperation": Environment (including Climate Change)
 Code Call FP7-ENV-2007-1
 Funding Scheme CSA-CA
 Anno di inizio 2008
 Periodo (anno-mese-giorno) 2008-09-01   -   2011-05-31

 Partecipanti

# participant  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    CONSORZIO SAPIENZA INNOVAZIONE

 Organization address address: VIALE REGINA ELENA 295 PAL UFF
city: ROMA
postcode: 161

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Marina
Cognome: Busi
Email: send email
Telefono: +39 06 49693211
Fax: +39 06 49693211

IT (ROMA) coordinator 0.00
2    "FACULTY OF MEDICINE, UNIVERSITY OF BELGRADE"

 Organization address address: "Dr Subotica, 8"
city: BELGRADE
postcode: 11000

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Slavica
Cognome: Petricevic
Email: send email
Telefono: +381 11 3636301
Fax: +381 11 3636314

RS (BELGRADE) participant 0.00
3    ACADEMY OF ATHENS

 Organization address address: Panepistimiou Ave. 28
city: ATHENS
postcode: 10679

contact info
Titolo: Prof.
Nome: Panos
Cognome: Ligomenides
Email: send email
Telefono: +30 2103664727
Fax: +30 2103664727

EL (ATHENS) participant 0.00
4    CENTRO DE INVESTIGACIONES ENERGETICAS, MEDIOAMBIENTALES Y TECNOLOGICAS-CIEMAT

 Organization address address: Avenida Complutense 22
city: MADRID
postcode: 28040

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Angel
Cognome: Goya Castroverde
Email: send email
Telefono: +34 91 346 6400
Fax: +34 91 346 6648

ES (MADRID) participant 0.00
5    CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE

 Organization address address: Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
city: ROMA
postcode: 185

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Ivo
Cognome: Allegrini
Email: send email
Telefono: +39 06 90672265
Fax: +39 06 90672660

IT (ROMA) participant 0.00
6    INSTITUTO DE SALUD CARLOS III

 Organization address address: CALLE SINESIO DELGADO 4-6
city: MADRID
postcode: 28029

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Flora
Cognome: De Pablo Davila
Email: send email
Telefono: +34 918222129
Fax: +34 91 3877832

ES (MADRID) participant 0.00
7    JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION

 Organization address address: Rue de la Loi 200
city: BRUSSELS
postcode: 1049

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Eric
Cognome: Cremer
Email: send email
Telefono: 390333000000
Fax: +39 0332 789453

BE (BRUSSELS) participant 0.00
8    TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET DRESDEN

 Organization address address: HELMHOLTZSTRASSE 10
city: DRESDEN
postcode: 1069

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Sven
Cognome: Kreigenfeld
Email: send email
Telefono: +49 35146339744
Fax: +49 35146339742

DE (DRESDEN) participant 0.00
9    UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA LA SAPIENZA

 Organization address address: Piazzale Aldo Moro 5
city: ROMA
postcode: 185

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Mario
Cognome: Grippo
Email: send email
Telefono: +39 06 49912561
Fax: +39 06 49912435

IT (ROMA) participant 0.00
10    UNIVERSITY OF KEELE

 Organization address address: KEELE UNIVERSITY FINANCE DPT
city: KEELE
postcode: ST5 5BG

contact info
Titolo: Prof.
Nome: Michael
Cognome: Rigby
Email: send email
Telefono: +44 1782 583193
Fax: +44 1782 711737

UK (KEELE) participant 0.00

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madrid    ozone    risk    diseases    levels    athens    hereplus    practices    municipal    environmental    pm    rome    dresden    maps    manual    health    respiratory    green    concentrations    vegetation    epidemiological    gis    quality    cardio    urban    human    pollutants    pollution    reduce    public    impact    disease    models    environment    guidelines    air    plants    ways   

 Obiettivo del progetto (Objective)

'HEREPLUS will: 1) involve coordination among epidemiologists, biostatisticians, environmental scientists, GIS specialists in order to realize the full potential of GIS technology in environmental health research; 2) develop risk maps relating to human health, and O3 and PM concentrations using the ArcGis approach, taking into account existing and validated epidemiological models, for selection of important and problematic large European urban areas such as Rome, Madrid, Dresden, Athens; 3) improve the knowledge of the potential role of different urban vegetation types for mitigating the O3 and PM pollution levels, and provide best practices regarding the selection of no-VOCs emitting species and management of large green areas located in different neighbouring urban areas; 4) furnish guidelines for municipal managers and administrators deputed to establish urban-environmental measures which combine risk maps, urban vegetation as a sink for ozone and PM, and minimization of sanitary costs, all based on results and knowledge achieved by the project activities as a whole. These guidelines will take the form of best practices recommendations and designs for municipal laws that may be used as a base-line for municipal administrations; 5) disseminate guidelines and best practice indications at a European level, through international workshops and a conclusive report. Specific cardio-respiratory disease, such as asthma, bronchitis, COPD exacerbation, ischemic heart disease, and the morbidity and mortality for these diseases, associated to O3 and PM, will be considered in HEREPLUS. HEREPLUS will produce the above mentioned risk maps starting from pre-existent environmental and health data, by development of new epidemiological and statistical approach, also in support for the implementation of Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS) initiative and the Environment and Health Action Plan.'

Introduzione (Teaser)

Environmental pollution in urban areas has a significant impact on public health. An EU-funded project has developed methodology for the assessment of this impact and the reduction of pollution and associated health costs.

Descrizione progetto (Article)

A decline in urban air quality as a result of pollutants such as ozone and particulate matter (PM) is linked to cardio-respiratory diseases. Increasing vegetation in cities is one solution, since plants are able to remove certain pollutants from the environment.

The ?Health risk from environmental pollution levels in urban systems? (HEREPLUS) project was a collaboration among four universities, five research organisations and one techno-structure across six European countries. The project investigated four urban areas (Athens, Dresden, Madrid and Rome) using a geographical information system (GIS) approach. It aimed at finding ways to assess the health risks of environmental pollution levels in urban settings and to reduce pollution through the use of vegetation.

Risk maps and models relating to human health, pollutant particles and ozone concentrations were developed. Researchers also investigated the role of urban plants in removing pollutants. They focused on the best ways to select plants that don't produce volatile organic substances and on how to manage large green areas.

Research carried out by project partners informed the development of an Operational Manual for stakeholders involved in managing the urban environment at different levels. The manual contains guidelines for establishing measures to reduce air pollution.

The project has thus contributed positively to EU environment and health policies. The immediate impact is set to be an improvement in air quality and public health. Hopefully, the methodologies devised by the project will also be implemented in other EU urban areas with the same positive results.

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