Developing Environmental Health Indicators for Large Airport System in Europe – AIRPORTS
This project aims to develop environmental health indicators to monitor trends in local health impacts resulting from exposures to environmental risk factors related to the operations of large airports in Europe. The monitoring data can be instrumental to guide public health policies at the regional and national level. Health indicators are also suitable for deciding between alternative options for developments within an airport operations system. In addition this set of environmental health indicators can be used for European Union-wide comparison of health impacts of large airports.
This project’s goal is the development of environmental health indicators for:
- Monitoring trends – The proposal specifies "trends in local health impacts" monitoring health data (mortality, morbidity) or proxies (hospital admissions, medicine use);
- Deciding between alternatives for airport system development;
- Comparing health impacts of large airports in Europe.
The output is a set of environmental health indicators for airport operation systems that look scientifically promising for implementation as part of regional, national and European level public health policies.
FEEM’s role is to identify the socio-economic key indicators (changes in income distribution, transport demand, house prices, etc.) for highlighting the reciprocal modifications between socio-economic aspects and human health in airports-related areas.
The project is co-ordinated by the Universiteit Maastricht, Dept. of Health Risk Analysis and Toxicology, The Netherlands.