Air pollution and public health: a guidance document for risk managers

J Toxicol Environ Health A. 2008;71(9-10):588-698. doi: 10.1080/15287390801997732.


This guidance document is a reference for air quality policymakers and managers providing state-of-the-art, evidence-based information on key determinants of air quality management decisions. The document reflects the findings of five annual meetings of the NERAM (Network for Environmental Risk Assessment and Management) International Colloquium Series on Air Quality Management (2001-2006), as well as the results of supporting international research. The topics covered in the guidance document reflect critical science and policy aspects of air quality risk management including i) health effects, ii) air quality emissions, measurement and modeling, iii) air quality management interventions, and iv) clean air policy challenges and opportunities.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Air Pollution / adverse effects
  • Air Pollution / prevention & control*
  • Cardiovascular Diseases / etiology*
  • Cardiovascular Diseases / mortality
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Lung Neoplasms / etiology*
  • Lung Neoplasms / mortality
  • Male
  • Particulate Matter / adverse effects*
  • Public Health*
  • Risk Management / methods*
  • United States / epidemiology


  • Particulate Matter