Air pollution: assessing the health risks

An air pollution health risk assessment estimates the health impact to be expected from measures that affect air quality, in different socioeconomic, environmental and policy circumstances.

This publication, from WHO Europe, introduces the concept of air pollution health risk assessment, describing in broad terms how the health risks of outdoor air pollution and its sources are estimated, and giving an overview of the general principles for the proper conduct of an assessment for various scenarios and purposes.

To read the health risk assessment of air pollution on the euro.who.int website