Air pollution is the largest environmental health hazard in the Western world. Especially cities are often ‘hotspots’ of air pollution. However, we are not all equally exposed to bad air. Due to the increasing role of traffic as one of the most important causes of air pollution, mainly people living near major roads suffer from its detrimental health effects. This project develops two case studies in Antwerp and London, where this unequal ...
Neurobehavioral effects of fine particulate air pollution in primary schoolchildren Hasselt University
Neurological effects in association with in utero and early life exposure to particulate air pollution. Hasselt University
Effects of prenatal and early childhood exposure to ambient air pollution and residential green spaces on the human gut microbiome and corresponding consequences on cardiovascular function and neurobehavioral performance. Hasselt University
Phyllosphere bacteria: a hidde, nature-based solution in our battle against air pollution? University of Antwerp
Does exposure misclassification bias estimates of acute cardiovascular effects of traffic related air pollution? Hasselt University
Mitochondriomics as chronicle of early-life ambient air pollution exposure and effects on cardiovascular and cognitive function in childhood Hasselt University
Environmental magnetism for air pollution monitoring in Flanders Ghent University
This proposal aims to investigate the application potential of environmental magnetism for air
pollution monitoring in Flanders (BE). While soils accumulate atmospheric particles over long
timespans, vegetation only captures particles within a growing season. Together they respectively
represent sub-recent and recent impact of air pollution.
First, a standardized protocol will be developed to accurately record the magnetic ...