Risk Habitat

Air quality and health


Peter Suppan, Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe; Rainer Schmitz, Universidad de Cile


  • assess how a suitable emission inventory for the production of reliable air quality assessment studies can be developed
  • assess to what extent traffic emissions and air quality in megacities and their surrounding regions depend on vehicle fleet composition and traffic flows
  • clarify how separate information platforms (satellite data, in situ measurements and modelling tools) can be linked as a preliminary to the development of an integrated approach to air quality assessment
  • determine the relation between the levels of outdoor air pollution by various airborne substances (gaseous and particles) and the incidence of selected environment-related diseases and
  • assess the contribution of traffic emissions to health conditions and health risks associated with housing area/ housing type using the evaluation of different housing areas/ types

Involved organizations and scientists

German Aerospace Center - DLR
F. Baier

Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe - FZK
P. Suppan, R. Forkel, K. Schäfer

Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ
U. Franck, O. Herbarth

Universidad de Chile - UCH
R. Munoz, R. Schmidt