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Mobile Air Quality Studies (MAQS)-an international project

By Sudik Claudia, Falahkohan Sepiede, Szerwinski Anne, Steinberg Johannes, Mühlbach Janette, Weiland Marco, Tropp Salome, de Roux Andrés, Meyer-Falcke Andreas, Hupperts Hagen, Westphal Gesa, Krieger Evelyn, Schilling Ute, Rospino Robert, Henkel Ulrich, Mayer Sebastian, Puk Clemens, Kloss Lisa, Hoffmann Sarah, Kröger Stefan, Neye Niko, Shami Awfa, Grajewski Sonja, Börger Julia-Annik, Jensen Anna-Maria, Addicks Johann P, Sakr Mohannad, Götting Michael, Bias Harald, Joachim Ricarda, Welker Pia, Pilzner Carolin, Geier Maria, Donat Johannes, Al-Mutawakl Khaled, Bock Johanna, Gerber Alexander, Zell Hanna, Friedebold Annika, Kusma Bianca, Kreiter Carolin, Beck Fabian, Mache Stefanie, Vitzthum Karin, Wagner Ulrich, Uibel Stefanie, van Mark Anke, Fischer Tanja C, Kölzow Silvana, Lauks Mathias, Takemura Masaya, Scutaru Cristian, Groneberg David A, Bircks Anna, Noga Oliver, Dickgreber Nicolas, Dinh Q Thai, Golpon Heiko, Kloft Beatrix, Groneberg Rafael, Witt Christian, Wicker Sabine, Zhang Li, Springer Jochen, Kütting Birgitta, Mingomataj Ervin C, Fischer Axel, Schöffel Norman, Unger Volker and Quarcoo David

Abstract

<p>Abstract</p> <p>Due to an increasing awareness of the potential hazardousness of air pollutants, new laws, rules and guidelines have recently been implemented globally. In this respect, numerous studies have addressed traffic-related exposure to particulate matter using stationary technology so far. By contrast, only few studies used the advanced technology of mobile exposure analysis. The Mobile Air Quality Study (MAQS) addresses the issue of air pollutant exposure by combining advanced high-granularity spatial-temporal analysis with vehicle-mounted, person-mounted and roadside sensors. The MAQS-platform will be used by international collaborators in order 1) to assess air pollutant exposure in relation to road structure, 2) to assess air pollutant exposure in relation to traffic density, 3) to assess air pollutant exposure in relation to weather conditions, 4) to compare exposure within vehicles between front and back seat (children) positions, and 5) to evaluate "traffic zone"-exposure in relation to non-"traffic zone"-exposure.</p> <p>Primarily, the MAQS-platform will focus on particulate matter. With the establishment of advanced mobile analysis tools, it is planed to extend the analysis to other pollutants including NO2, SO2, nanoparticles and ozone.</p

Topics: Special situations and conditions, RC952-1245, Internal medicine, RC31-1245, Medicine, R, DOAJ:Internal medicine, DOAJ:Medicine (General), DOAJ:Health Sciences, Industrial medicine. Industrial hygiene, RC963-969
Publisher: BioMed Central
Year: 2010
DOI identifier: 10.1186/1745-6673-5-8
OAI identifier: oai:doaj.org/article:0838cdca1c9c4ca59d947349e5282e62
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